Go Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Work with third-party Go projects and modify them for your use
  • Write Go code using modern best practices
  • Manage your dependencies with the new Go module system
  • Solve common problems encountered when dealing with backend systems or DevOps
  • Explore the Go standard library and its uses
  • Test, profile, and fine-tune Go applications
About

Go (or Golang) is a statically typed programming language developed at Google. Known for its vast standard library, it also provides features such as garbage collection, type safety, dynamic-typing capabilities, and additional built-in types. This book will serve as a reference while implementing Go features to build your own applications.

This Go cookbook helps you put into practice the advanced concepts and libraries that Golang offers. The recipes in the book follow best practices such as documentation, testing, and vendoring with Go modules, as well as performing clean abstractions using interfaces. You'll learn how code works and the common pitfalls to watch out for. The book covers basic type and error handling, and then moves on to explore applications, such as websites, command-line tools, and filesystems, that interact with users. You'll even get to grips with parallelism, distributed systems, and performance tuning.

By the end of the book, you'll be able to use open source code and concepts in Go programming to build enterprise-class applications without any hassle.

Features
  • Develop applications for different domains using modern programming techniques
  • Tackle common problems when it comes to parallelism, concurrency, and reactive programming in Go
  • Work with ready-to-execute code based on the latest version of Go
Page Count 434
Course Length 13 hours 1 minute
ISBN 9781789800982
Date Of Publication 19 Jul 2019

Authors

Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres received his master's degree in computer science from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has worked on distributed systems in high-performance computing and in large-scale web and microservices applications. He currently leads a team of Go developers that refines and focuses on Go best practices with an emphasis on continuous delivery and automated testing. Aaron has published a number of papers and has several patents in the area of storage and I/O. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and ideas with others. He is also a huge fan of the Go language and open source for backend systems and development.