Concurrency can be notoriously difficult to get right, but fortunately, the Go open source programming language makes working with concurrency tractable and even easy. If you’re a developer familiar with Go, this practical book demonstrates best practices and patterns to help you incorporate concurrency into your systems. Author Katherine Cox-Buday takes you step-by-step through the process. You’ll understand how Go chooses to model concurrency, what issues arise from this model, and how you can compose primitives within this model to solve problems. Learn the skills and tooling you need to confidently write and implement concurrent systems of any size. Understand how Go addresses fundamental problems that make concurrency difficult to do correctly Learn the key differences between concurrency and parallelism Dig into the syntax of Go’s memory synchronization primitives Form patterns with these primitives to write maintainable concurrent code Compose patterns into a series of practices that enable you to write large, distributed systems that scale Learn the sophistication behind goroutines and how Go’s runtime stitches everything together
A practical approach covering everything you need to know to get up and running with Go, starting with the basics and imparting increasingly more detail as the examples and topics become more complicated. The book utilizes a casual, conversational style, rife with actual code and historical anecdotes for perspective, as well as usable and extensible example applications. This book is intended for systems developers and programmers with some experience in either Go and/or concurrent programming who wish to become fluent in building high-performance applications that scale by leveraging single-core, multicore, or distributed concurrency.
Build real-world, production-ready solutions in Go using cutting-edge technology and techniques About This Book Get up to date with Go and write code capable of delivering massive world-class scale performance and availability Learn to apply the nuances of the Go language, and get to know the open source community that surrounds it to implement a wide range of start-up quality projects Write interesting and clever but simple code, and learn skills and techniques that are directly transferrable to your own projects Who This Book Is For If you are familiar with Go and are want to put your knowledge to work, then this is the book for you. Go programming knowledge is a must. What You Will Learn Build quirky and fun projects from scratch while exploring patterns, practices, and techniques, as well as a range of different technologies Create websites and data services capable of massive scale using Go's net/http package, exploring RESTful patterns as well as low-latency WebSocket APIs Interact with a variety of remote web services to consume capabilities ranging from authentication and authorization to a fully functioning thesaurus Develop high-quality command-line tools that utilize the powerful shell capabilities and perform well using Go's in-built concurrency mechanisms Build microservices for larger organizations using the Go Kit library Implement a modern document database as well as high-throughput messaging queue technology to put together an architecture that is truly ready to scale Write concurrent programs and gracefully manage the execution of them and communication by smartly using channels Get a feel for app deployment using Docker and Google App Engine In Detail Go is the language of the Internet age, and the latest version of Go comes with major architectural changes. Implementation of the language, runtime, and libraries has changed significantly. The compiler and runtime are now written entirely in Go. The garbage collector is now concurrent and provides dramatically lower pause times by running in parallel with other Go routines when possible. This book will show you how to leverage all the latest features and much more. This book shows you how to build powerful systems and drops you into real-world situations. You will learn to develop high-quality command-line tools that utilize the powerful shell capabilities and perform well using Go's in-built concurrency mechanisms. Scale, performance, and high availability lie at the heart of our projects, and the lessons learned throughout this book will arm you with everything you need to build world-class solutions. You will get a feel for app deployment using Docker and Google App Engine. Each project could form the basis of a start-up, which means they are directly applicable to modern software markets. Style and approach This book provides fun projects that involve building applications from scratch. These projects will teach you to build chat applications, a distributed system, and a recommendation system.
Author: Vladimir Vivien
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2016-10-26
An insightful guide to learning the Go programming language About This Book Insightful coverage of Go programming syntax, constructs, and idioms to help you understand Go code effectively Push your Go skills, with topics such as, data types, channels, concurrency, object-oriented Go, testing, and network programming Each chapter provides working code samples that are designed to help reader quickly understand respective topic Who This Book Is For If you have prior exposure to programming and are interested in learning the Go programming language, this book is designed for you. It will quickly run you through the basics of programming to let you exploit a number of features offered by Go programming language. What You Will Learn Install and configure the Go development environment to quickly get started with your first program. Use the basic elements of the language including source code structure, variables, constants, and control flow primitives to quickly get started with Go Gain practical insight into the use of Go's type system including basic and composite types such as maps, slices, and structs. Use interface types and techniques such as embedding to create idiomatic object-oriented programs in Go. Develop effective functions that are encapsulated in well-organized package structures with support for error handling and panic recovery. Implement goroutine, channels, and other concurrency primitives to write highly-concurrent and safe Go code Write tested and benchmarked code using Go's built test tools Access OS resources by calling C libraries and interact with program environment at runtime In Detail The Go programming language has firmly established itself as a favorite for building complex and scalable system applications. Go offers a direct and practical approach to programming that let programmers write correct and predictable code using concurrency idioms and a full-featured standard library. This is a step-by-step, practical guide full of real world examples to help you get started with Go in no time at all. We start off by understanding the fundamentals of Go, followed by a detailed description of the Go data types, program structures and Maps. After this, you learn how to use Go concurrency idioms to avoid pitfalls and create programs that are exact in expected behavior. Next, you will be familiarized with the tools and libraries that are available in Go for writing and exercising tests, benchmarking, and code coverage. Finally, you will be able to utilize some of the most important features of GO such as, Network Programming and OS integration to build efficient applications. All the concepts are explained in a crisp and concise manner and by the end of this book; you would be able to create highly efficient programs that you can deploy over cloud. Style and approach The book is written to serve as a reader-friendly step-by-step guide to learning the Go programming language. Each topic is sequentially introduced to build on previous materials covered. Every concept is introduced with easy-to-follow code examples that focus on maximizing the understanding of the topic at hand.
The Go Programming Language Phrasebook Essential Go code and idioms for all facets of the development process This guide gives you the code “phrases” you need to quickly and effectively complete a wide variety of projects with Go, today’s most exciting new programming language. Tested, easy-to-adapt code examples illuminate every step of Go development, helping you write highly scalable, concurrent software. You’ll master Go-specific idioms for working with strings, collections, arrays, error handling, goroutines, slices, maps, channels, numbers, dates, times, files, networking, web apps, the runtime, and more. Concise and Accessible Easy to carry and easy to use: Ditch all those bulky books for one portable pocket guide Flexible and Functional Packed with more than 100 customizable code snippets: Quickly create solid Go code to solve just about any problem Register your book at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.
A tutorial leading the aspiring Go developer to full mastery of Golang's distributed features. Key Features This book provides enough concurrency theory to give you a contextual understanding of Go concurrency It gives weight to synchronous and asynchronous data streams in Golang web applications It makes Goroutines and Channels completely familiar and natural to Go developers Book Description Distributed Computing with Go gives developers with a good idea how basic Go development works the tools to fulfill the true potential of Golang development in a world of concurrent web and cloud applications. Nikhil starts out by setting up a professional Go development environment. Then you’ll learn the basic concepts and practices of Golang concurrent and parallel development. You’ll find out in the new few chapters how to balance resources and data with REST and standard web approaches while keeping concurrency in mind. Most Go applications these days will run in a data center or on the cloud, which is a condition upon which the next chapter depends. There, you’ll expand your skills considerably by writing a distributed document indexing system during the next two chapters. This system has to balance a large corpus of documents with considerable analytical demands. Another use case is the way in which a web application written in Go can be consciously redesigned to take distributed features into account. The chapter is rather interesting for Go developers who have to migrate existing Go applications to computationally and memory-intensive environments. The final chapter relates to the rather onerous task of testing parallel and distributed applications, something that is not usually taught in standard computer science curricula. What you will learn Gain proficiency with concurrency and parallelism in Go Learn how to test your application using Go's standard library Learn industry best practices with technologies such as REST, OpenAPI, Docker, and so on Design and build a distributed search engine Learn strategies on how to design a system for web scale Who this book is for This book is for developers who are familiar with the Golang syntax and have a good idea of how basic Go development works. It would be advantageous if you have been through a web application product cycle, although it’s not necessary.
Author: Vincent Smith
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2019-01-30
Go is an open-source language from Google that's a bit like C. Designed for programmer productivity, it's got a clean syntax, and emphasizes concurrency. This book gives you all you need to use Go in your web applications. You'll learn the basic concepts - language structures, the standard library, and Go tools - then tackle more advanced features like concurrency concepts, testing methodologies, and package structures. At each step, you'll get advice for better coding in Go. You'll see how to structure projects, how to use concurrency effectively, and best practices for testing - as well as many valuable hints and tips gleaned from real world experience of developing web applications with Go. You'll learn: Get to grips with Go language basics (types, the standard library, tools) Use Go with HTTP Work with images Understand concurrency Test effectively Master deployment And much more ...
Explore the fundamentals of systems programming starting from kernel API and filesystem to network programming and process communications Key Features Learn how to write Unix and Linux system code in Golang v1.12 Perform inter-process communication using pipes, message queues, shared memory, and semaphores Explore modern Go features such as goroutines and channels that facilitate systems programming Book Description System software and applications were largely created using low-level languages such as C or C++. Go is a modern language that combines simplicity, concurrency, and performance, making it a good alternative for building system applications for Linux and macOS. This Go book introduces Unix and systems programming to help you understand the components the OS has to offer, ranging from the kernel API to the filesystem, and familiarize yourself with Go and its specifications. You'll also learn how to optimize input and output operations with files and streams of data, which are useful tools in building pseudo terminal applications. You'll gain insights into how processes communicate with each other, and learn about processes and daemon control using signals, pipes, and exit codes. This book will also enable you to understand how to use network communication using various protocols, including TCP and HTTP. As you advance, you'll focus on Go's best feature-concurrency helping you handle communication with channels and goroutines, other concurrency tools to synchronize shared resources, and the context package to write elegant applications. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to build concurrent system applications using Go What you will learn Explore concepts of system programming using Go and concurrency Gain insights into Golang's internals, memory models and allocation Familiarize yourself with the filesystem and IO streams in general Handle and control processes and daemons' lifetime via signals and pipes Communicate with other applications effectively using a network Use various encoding formats to serialize complex data structures Become well-versed in concurrency with channels, goroutines, and sync Use concurrency patterns to build robust and performant system applications Who this book is for If you are a developer who wants to learn system programming with Go, this book is for you. Although no knowledge of Unix and Linux system programming is necessary, intermediate knowledge of Go will help you understand the concepts covered in the book
Build real-world, production-ready solutions by harnessing the powerful features of Go About This Book An easy-to-follow guide that provides everything a developer needs to know to build end-to-end web applications in Go Write interesting and clever, but simple code, and learn skills and techniques that are directly transferable to your own projects A practical approach to utilize application scaffolding to design highly scalable programs that are deeply rooted in go routines and channels Who This Book Is For This book is intended for developers who are new to Go, but have previous experience of building web applications and APIs. What You Will Learn Build a fully featured REST API to enable client-side single page apps Utilize TLS to build reliable and secure sites Learn to apply the nuances of the Go language to implement a wide range of start-up quality projects Create websites and data services capable of massive scale using Go's net/http package, exploring RESTful patterns as well as low-latency WebSocket APIs Interact with a variety of remote web services to consume capabilities ranging from authentication and authorization to a fully functioning thesaurus Explore the core syntaxes and language features that enable concurrency in Go Understand when and where to use concurrency to keep data consistent and applications non-blocking, responsive, and reliable Utilize advanced concurrency patterns and best practices to stay low-level without compromising the simplicity of Go itself In Detail Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. It is a statically typed language with syntax loosely derived from that of C, adding garbage collection, type safety, some dynamic-typing capabilities, additional built-in types such as variable-length arrays and key-value maps, and a large standard library. This course starts with a walkthrough of the topics most critical to anyone building a new web application. Whether it's keeping your application secure, connecting to your database, enabling token-based authentication, or utilizing logic-less templates, this course has you covered. Scale, performance, and high availability lie at the heart of the projects, and the lessons learned throughout this course will arm you with everything you need to build world-class solutions. It will also take you through the history of concurrency, how Go utilizes it, how Go differs from other languages, and the features and structures of Go's concurrency core. It will make you feel comfortable designing a safe, data-consistent, and high-performance concurrent application in Go. This course is an invaluable resource to help you understand Go's powerful features to build simple, reliable, secure, and efficient web applications. Style and approach This course is a step-by-step guide, which starts off with the basics of go programming to build web applications and will gradually move on to cover intermediate and advanced topics. You will be going through this smooth transition by building interesting projects along with the authors, discussing significant options, and decisions at each stage, while keeping the programs lean, uncluttered, and as simple as possible.
Learning the new system's programming language for all Unix-type systems About This Book 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 Who This Book Is For Intermediate Linux and general Unix programmers. Network programmers from beginners to advanced practitioners. C and C++ programmers interested in different approaches to concurrency and Linux systems programming. What You Will Learn 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 In Detail 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. Style and approach This is the first book to introduce Linux and Unix systems programming in Go, a field for which Go has actually been developed in the first place.
Learn Go programming with concise examples providing solutions to many common fundamental problems. Key Features Get comfortable with Go through short, independent, and concise recipes Overcome the most common challenges in Go with practical solutions Take advantage of the most exciting features of Go such as Goroutines Book Description Go has become increasingly popular. C-like speed, simplicity, and power for a growing number of system-level programming domains make it an attractive option for programmers. This book will help you learn the Go programming language by solving problems developers commonly face with a recipe approach. You’ll start by installing Go binaries and get familiar with the tools needed to develop an application. Then you’ll manipulate with strings and use them in built-in function constructs to create a complex value from two floating-point values. Next, you’ll learn how to perform arithmetic operations with date and time values, along with parsing them from string values. Whether you’re an expert programmer or a fresh starter, you will learn how various answers are programmed in the Go language, which will take you to the next level of mastery with Go. We cover concurrency in Go, performing various web programming tasks, doing system programming, reading and writing files, and many fundamental Go programming skills, such as proper error handling, and logging. What you will learn Convert types from one to another Work with dates and times Work with maps and arrays Handle errors and perform logging Work with files and directories Handle HTTP request and responses Perform CRUD operations on a relational database Who this book is for This book caters to software developers who are interested in learning the Go language, and programmers who want to move forward with practical code examples.
Exploring the major features and packages of Go, along with its types and data-structures, enabling the reader to write threadsafe, concurrent cloud, and network applications Key Features 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 Book Description 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. What you will learn 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 Who this book is for This book is for Golang programmers. You should have previously read an introductory book on Go, or to have worked through the Tour of Go or an equivalent online course. This book will definitely help to remember the basic concepts of concurrency, but network programming will be explained. A certain amount of previous coding and production experience would be helpful.
Learn idiomatic, efficient, clean, and extensible Go design and concurrency patterns by using TDD About This Book A highly practical guide filled with numerous examples unleashing the power of design patterns with Go. Discover an introduction of the CSP concurrency model by explaining GoRoutines and channels. Get a full explanation, including comprehensive text and examples, of all known GoF design patterns in Go. Who This Book Is For The target audience is both beginner- and advanced-level developers in the Go programming language. No knowledge of design patterns is expected. What You Will Learn All basic syntax and tools needed to start coding in Go Encapsulate the creation of complex objects in an idiomatic way in Go Create unique instances that cannot be duplicated within a program Understand the importance of object encapsulation to provide clarity and maintainability Prepare cost-effective actions so that different parts of the program aren't affected by expensive tasks Deal with channels and GoRoutines within the Go context to build concurrent application in Go in an idiomatic way In Detail Go is a multi-paradigm programming language that has built-in facilities to create concurrent applications. Design patterns allow developers to efficiently address common problems faced during developing applications. Go Design Patterns will provide readers with a reference point to software design patterns and CSP concurrency design patterns to help them build applications in a more idiomatic, robust, and convenient way in Go. The book starts with a brief introduction to Go programming essentials and quickly moves on to explain the idea behind the creation of design patterns and how they appeared in the 90's as a common "language" between developers to solve common tasks in object-oriented programming languages. You will then learn how to apply the 23 Gang of Four (GoF) design patterns in Go and also learn about CSP concurrency patterns, the "killer feature" in Go that has helped Google develop software to maintain thousands of servers. With all of this the book will enable you to understand and apply design patterns in an idiomatic way that will produce concise, readable, and maintainable software. Style and approach This book will teach widely used design patterns and best practices with Go in a step-by-step manner. The code will have detailed examples, to allow programmers to apply design patterns in their day-to-day coding.