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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 4-1/2" x 7"
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-81714-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-81714-3

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

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Table of Contents

1 Introducing Go     1

Go and C     1

Why Go?     4

Goroutines and Channels     7

Selecting a Compiler     10

Creating a Simple Go Program     13

The Go Type System     14

Understanding the Memory Model     16

2 A Go Primer     21

The Structure of a Go Source File     23

Declaring Variables     26

Declaring Functions     29

Looping in Go     32

Creating Enumerations     35

Declaring Structures     37

Defining Methods     39

Implementing Interfaces     42

Casting Types     47

3 Numbers     51

Converting Between Strings and Numbers     52

Using Large Integers     54

Converting Between Numbers and Pointers    56

4 Common Go Patterns     61

Zero Initialization     62

Generic Data Structures     67

Specialized Generic Data Structures     69

Implementation Hiding    72

Type Embedding     75

5 Arrays and Slices     79

Creating Arrays     81

Slicing Arrays    83

Resizing Slices    85

Truncating Slices    87

Iterating Over Arrays    88

6 Manipulating Strings     91

Comparing Strings     92

Processing a String One Character at a Time     94

Processing a Partial String    96

Splitting and Trimming Strings     98

Copying Strings     102

Creating Strings from Patterns     102

Matching Patterns in Strings     104

7 Working with Collections     107

Creating a Map     108

Storing Unordered Groups of Objects     111

Using Lists     112

Defining New Collections     114

8 Handling Errors     117

Deferring Cleanup    118

Panicking and Recovering     121

Returning Error Values     125

Error Delegates    127

9 Goroutines    131

Creating Goroutines     131

Synchronizing Goroutines     134

Waiting for a Condition     137

Performing Thread-Safe Initialization     140

Performing Actions in the Background    142

Communicating Via Channels     144

Using Multiple Channels     148

10 Concurrency Design Patterns    151

Timing Out Connections    152

Aliased xor Mutable     154

Share Memory by Communicating     156

Transactions by Sharing Channels     159

Concurrent Objects     162

Implementing Futures in Go     164

Coalescing Events     166

Map Reduce, Go Style     168

11 Dates and Times     175

Finding the Current Date     176

Converting Dates for Display     177

Parsing Dates from Strings     179

Calculating Elapsed Time     180

Receiving Timer Events     181

12 Accessing Files and the Environment    183

Manipulating Paths     184

Reading a File     186

Reading One Line at a Time     188

Determining if a File or Directory Exists     190

Checking Environment Variables    192

13 Network Access     195

Connecting to Servers     196

Distributing Go     199

Serving Objects     204

Calling Remote Procedures     206

14 Web Applications    207

Integrating with a Web Server     208

Connecting to Web Servers     211

Parsing HTML     213

Generating HTML     216

15 Interacting with the Go Runtime     219

Finding the Type of a Variable     220

Finalizing Structures     223

Copying Arbitrary Types     226

Constructing Function Calls     228

Calling C Functions     230

16 Distributing Go Code     233

Installing Third-Party Packages     234

Creating Packages     236

Documenting Your Code     240

Staying Up to Date     241

17 Debugging Go     243

Using a Debugger     243

Misunderstanding Memory Ordering     247

Spotting Concurrency Bugs     249

Restricting Behavior    252

Building Unit Tests     257

Index     259

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