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Go Systems Programming

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  • Explore the Go language from the standpoint of a developer conversant with Unix, Linux, and so on
  • Understand Goroutines, the lightweight threads used for systems and concurrent applications
  • Learn how to translate Unix and Linux systems code in C to Golang code
  • How to write fast and lightweight server code
  • Dive into concurrency with Go
  • Write low-level networking code

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, such as Docker. Where C programmers used to rule, Go programmers are in demand to write highly optimized systems programming code.

Created by some of the original designers of C and Unix, Go expands the systems programmers toolkit and adds a mature, clear programming language. Traditional system applications become easier to write since pointers are not relevant and garbage collection has taken away the most problematic area for low-level systems code: memory management.

This book opens up the world of high-performance Unix system applications 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 level programming to all types of servers, the cloud, and the web.

  • Learn how to write system's level code in Golang, similar to Unix/Linux systems code
  • Ramp up in Go quickly
  • Deep dive into Goroutines and Go concurrency to be able to take advantage of Go server-level constructs
Page Count 466
Course Length 13 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781787125643
Date Of Publication 25 Sep 2017


Mihalis Tsoukalos

Mihalis Tsoukalos, is an accomplished author, his previous book Go Systems Programming, has become a must-read for the Unix and Linux systems professional. When not writing books, he spends his working life, as a Unix administrator, programmer, DBA, and mathematician who enjoys writing technical articles and learning new technologies. His research interests include programming languages, databases, and operating systems. He holds a BSc in mathematics from the University of Patras and an MSc in IT from University College London, UK. He has written various technical articles for Sys Admin, MacTech, C/C++ Users Journal, Linux Journal, Linux User and Developer, Linux Format, and Linux Voice.