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Andrew Walker with William Kennedy
  • MEAP began October 2022
  • Publication in Fall 2023 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781633439702
  • 400 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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Master Go language fundamentals, learn how to structure Go projects effectively, and deliver high-performance code using Go’s powerful concurrency model.

In Go in Action, Second Edition you will learn:

  • Go language fundamentals
  • How to set up and structure a Go software project
  • Working with the Go type system
  • Concurrency in Go
  • Go’s unique approach to error handling
  • Writing and capturing errors in your own software
  • How to use Go’s built-in testing and observability features

Go in Action, Second Edition has been fully updated to cover all the new features and idioms of the latest version of Go. In it, you’ll dive into Go's unique features and quickly get started writing real-world applications, such as websites and network servers.

about the technology

Designed by Google with productivity in mind, Go excels in modern, highly-dynamic environments. This modern language has all its concurrency primitives baked in, so Go users can handle problems like real-time performance with no additional tools required. Its simple-but-powerful type system includes generics and interfaces as first-class citizens. Best of all, because Go was designed to be simple, with a small number of keywords and an efficient standard library, it’s really easy to learn! In a cloud-first world, it’s easy to see why Go has quickly become a must-have skill.

about the book

Go in Action, Second Edition takes advantage of your existing programming knowledge to fast-track you to Go mastery. Google Developer Expert in Go Andrew Walker has revised the original bestseller with William Kennedy, covering new language features and adding compelling real-world case studies. You’ll get a jump start on Go’s syntax and internals as you build a comprehensive and idiomatic view of Go. Skip the absolute basics, and get straight to language implementation including Go's type system, concurrency, channels, and testing. Every example in the book comes complete with working code samples for you to download and tinker with.

about the reader

For programmers proficient in at least one OO programming language.

about the authors

Andy Walker is a software engineer working with over a decade’s experience using Go. He has been recognized as a Google Developer Expert in Go and is a community organizer and Gophercon Staff member. He leads Go meetups, and has given many classes and presentations on the language.

William Kennedy is a managing partner at Ardan Labs in Miami, Florida, a mobile, web, and systems development company. In Go, Bill has written extensively on the Ardan Labs blog, has written two books, and has trained thousands of developers worldwide. Bill is also a founding member of GoBridge, which is working to increase Go adoption through diversity.

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