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Go in Action introduces the Go language, guiding you from inquisitive developer to Go guru The book begins by introducing the unique features and concepts of Go Then, you ll get hands on experience writing real world applications including websites and network servers, as well as techniques to manipulate and convert data at speeds that will make your friends jealous Application development can be tricky enough even when you aren t dealing with complex systems, and programming problems like web scale concurrency and real time performance While it s possible to solve these common issues with additional tools and frameworks, Go handles them right out of the box, making for a natural and productive coding experience Developed at Google, Go powers nimble startups as well as big enterprises companies that rely on high performing services in their infrastructure Go in Action is for any intermediate level developer who has experience with other programming languages and wants a jump start in learning Go or a thorough understanding of the language and its internals This book provides an intensive, comprehensive, and idiomatic view of Go It focuses on the specification and implementation of the language, including topics like language syntax, Go s type system, concurrency, channels, and testing This audiobook includes information about Language specification and implementation Go s type system Internals of Go s data structures Testing and benchmarking This book assumes you re a working developer proficient with another language like Java, Ruby, Python, C , or C William Kennedy is a seasoned software developer and author of a blog Brian Ketelsen and Erik St Martin are the organizers of GopherCon and co authors of the Go based Skynet framework Table of contents Introducing Go Go quick start Packaging and tooling Arrays, slices, and maps Go s type system Concurrency Concurrency patterns Standard library Testing and benchmarking PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio Having recently read and reviewed the other significant release on Go The Go Programming Language it s only fair that now I m nearing the end of this book that I do the same Put simply, this book is excellent With many technical books I often find myself drifting off as I try to absorb the dry written word I must be getting old but not so here The authors have a knack for describing complex topics in a very clear manner The chapters on concurrency in particular I found very well written As a technical book it isn t so long as to make you feel like you re plodding through War and Peace but each topic is given just enough coverage to leave you with a great foundation to go and explore further Having read both books, if I had to choose one it would have to be this one just, but in truth they are both essential reads An essential purchase for Go developers everywhere. I have been programming in Go for two years and wanted to take a bit of a dive into some grey areas in my Go knowledge This book was an excellent read, covering both basics and advanced topics very clearly Would recommend A good introduction to the Go programming language, but some aspects aren t always very clear for those not coming from a C background As a Java developer I did find one or two things confusing around pointers, and null and zero values, which weren t very well explained.