The Way to Go

A Thorough Introduction to the Go Programming Language

by Ivo Balbaert



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 628
ISBN : 9781469769165
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 628
ISBN : 9781469769172

About the Book

This book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the new open source programming language Go (in its first stable and maintained release Go 1) from Google.

The language is devised with Java / C#-like syntax so as to feel familiar to the bulk of programmers today, but Go code is much cleaner and simpler to read, thus increasing the productivity of developers.

You will see how Go:

  • simplifies programming with slices, maps, structs and interfaces
  • incorporates functional programming
  • makes error-handling easy and secure
  • simplifies concurrent and parallel programming with goroutines and channels

And you will learn how to:

  • make use of Go’s excellent standard library
  • program Go the idiomatic way using patterns and best practices in over 225 working examples and 135 exercises

This book focuses on the aspects that the reader needs to take part in the coming software revolution using Go.

About the Author

Ivo Balbaert obtained a Ph.D. in Physics and has worked for some 20 years in the field of business software engineering, both as a programmer and project manager. He now teaches programming and databases at CVO-Antwerpen, a graduate institute for Informatics in Antwerp (Belgium), where he also resides.