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Hands-On System Programming with Go
Hands-On System Programming with Go

Hands-On System Programming with Go: Build modern and concurrent applications for Unix and Linux systems using Golang

By Alex Guerrieri
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Hands-On System Programming with Go

Section 1: An Introduction to System Programming and Go

This section is an introduction to Unix and system programming. It will help you understand what components Unix operating systems have to offer, from the kernel API to the filesystem, and you will become familiar with system programming's basic concepts.

This section consists of the following chapters:

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Key benefits

  • Learn how to write Unix and Linux system code in Golang v1.12
  • Perform inter-process communication using pipes, message queues, shared memory, and semaphores
  • Explore modern Go features such as goroutines and channels that facilitate systems programming

Description

System software and applications were largely created using low-level languages such as C or C++. Go is a modern language that combines simplicity, concurrency, and performance, making it a good alternative for building system applications for Linux and macOS. This Go book introduces Unix and systems programming to help you understand the components the OS has to offer, ranging from the kernel API to the filesystem. You'll then familiarize yourself with Go and its specifications. You'll also learn how to optimize input and output operations with files and streams of data, which are useful tools in building pseudo-terminal applications. You'll gain insights into how processes communicate with each other, and learn about processes and daemon control using signals, pipes, and exit codes. This book will also enable you to understand how to use network communication using various protocols, including TCP and HTTP. As you advance, you'll focus on Go's best feature - concurrency, which will help you handle communication with channels and goroutines, other concurrency tools to synchronize shared resources, and the context package to write elegant applications. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to build concurrent system applications using Go

What you will learn

Explore concepts of system programming using Go and concurrency Gain insights into Golang s internals, memory models and allocation Familiarize yourself with the filesystem and IO streams in general Handle and control processes and daemons lifetime via signals and pipes Communicate with other applications effectively using a network Use various encoding formats to serialize complex data structures Become well-versed in concurrency with channels, goroutines, and sync Use concurrency patterns to build robust and performant system applications

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Publication date : Jul 5, 2019
Length 458 pages
Edition : 1st Edition
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 9781789804072
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Publication date : Jul 5, 2019
Length 458 pages
Edition : 1st Edition
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 9781789804072
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Google
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Table of Contents

24 Chapters
Preface Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
1. Section 1: An Introduction to System Programming and Go Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
2. An Introduction to System Programming Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
3. Unix OS Components Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
4. An Overview of Go Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
5. Section 2: Advanced File I/O Operations Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
6. Working with the Filesystem Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
7. Handling Streams Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
8. Building Pseudo-Terminals Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
9. Section 3: Understanding Process Communication Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
10. Handling Processes and Daemons Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
11. Exit Codes, Signals, and Pipes Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
12. Network Programming Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
13. Data Encoding Using Go Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
14. Section 4: Deep Dive into Concurrency Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
15. Dealing with Channels and Goroutines Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
16. Synchronization with sync and atomic Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
17. Coordination Using Context Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
18. Implementing Concurrency Patterns Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
19. Section 5: A Guide to Using Reflection and CGO Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
20. Using Reflection Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
21. Using CGO Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
22. Assessments Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
23. Other Books You May Enjoy Chevron down icon Chevron up icon

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