Go is a language designed with the working programmer in mind. Go offers modern features, simplicity of use, and a full-featured standard library. Created by Google, this general purpose language can be used for anything from small scripts to massively concurrent web services. With Go, developers have the tools you need for rapidly building web, cloud, and systems applications. Best of all, it doesn't take long to become productive in Go. Learn Go is a beginner-friendly introduction to the Go language. Readers get expert guidance as they work through lots of fun hands-on exercises. First, the book walks readers through basic constructs of the language while building a ticket generator. Next it's on to the type system which readers learn by decoding messages from space. Then the book covers functions, methods, and collections. Readers also dive into more advanced topics like nitty-gritty memory management with pointers and Go's concurrency primitives. The last few chapters cover code management in larger projects and automated testing. By the end of the book you'll be ready to use Go in your own projects.
Nathan Youngman is a contributor to Go's open source ecosystem and organizer of the Edmonton Go meetup.
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