Go Systems Programming

Learning the new system’s programming language for all Unix-type systems

Go Systems Programming

Mihalis Tsoukalos

Learning the new system’s programming language for all Unix-type systems
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ISBN 139781787125643
Paperback106 pages

Book Description

Go is the new systems programming language for Linux and UNIX systems. It is also the language in which some of the most prominent Cloud-level systems have been written, for instance Docker et al. Where C programmers used to rule, Go programmers are gaining considerable traction to write highly optimized systems programming code.

Created by the original designers of C and UNIX, it expands the systems programmers toolkit to add a mature, clear programming language. Threads and networking code, as well as traditional systems application become easier to write since pointers are not relevant and garbage collection has been taken away the most problematic area for low-level systems code: memory management.

This book opens up the world of high-performant systems to the beginning Go programmer. It does not get stuck on single systems or even system types, but tries to expand the original teachings from Unix system's level programming to all types of servers, the cloud and the web.

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What You Will Learn

  • Go, the language, from the standpoint of a developer conversant with Docker, Unix, Linux etc.
  • Understanding Goroutines, the lightweight threads used for systems and concurrent applications
  • How to translate Unix and Linux systems code to Golang code
  • How to write lightweight, fast servers and other server code
  • Dive into concurrency with Go
  • Write low-level networking code

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Paperback106 pages
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