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  • Understand the design choices of Golang syntax 
  • Know enough Go internals to be able to optimize Golang code
  • Appreciate concurrency models available in Golang
  • Understand the interplay of systems and networking code
  • Write server-level code that plays well in all environments
  • Understand the context and appropriate use of Go data types and data structures

Often referred to as Golang (albeit wrongly), the Go programming language is really making strides thanks to some masterclass developments, architected by the greatest programming minds. Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke has been recently quoted as saying “Go will be the server language of the future.” Go programmers are in high demand, but - more controversially - Go takes the stage where C and Unix programmers previously led the way.

The growth of the Go language has seen it become the means by which systems, networking, web, and cloud applications are implemented. If you’re a Go programmer, you’ll already know some Go syntax and will have written some small projects. However, most Go programmers face the difficulty of having to integrate their Golang skills with production code. With Mastering Go, the author shows you just how to tackle this problem. You'll benefit by mastering the use of the libraries and utilize its features, speed, and efficiency for which the Go ecology is justly famous.

Offering a compendium of Go, the book begins with an account of how Go has been implemented. You'll also benefit from an in-depth account of concurrency and systems and network programming imperative for modern-day native cloud development through the course of the book.

  • Not your typical introduction to the Golang programming language 
  • Exploring Golang cradle to grave, completes the developer’s Golang education
  • A thorough exploration into the core libraries and Golang features, that usually are taken for granted
  • In depth explanation, detailing the rationale behind composite data types, Golang concurrency, and the Golang networking library
Page Count 606
Course Length 18 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781788626545
Date Of Publication 29 Apr 2018


Mihalis Tsoukalos

Mihalis Tsoukalos is an accomplished author. His previous books, Go Systems Programming and Mastering Go, have become a must-read for the Unix and Linux systems professionals. 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, visualization, and databases. 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.