Go Systems Programming: Master Linux and Unix system level programming with Go

Key FeaturesLearn how to write system's level code in Golang, similar to Unix/Linux systems codeRamp up in Go quicklyDeep dive into Goroutines and Go concurrency to be able to take advantage of Go server-level constructsBook DescriptionGo 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.What you will learnExplore the Go language from the standpoint of a developer conversant with Unix, Linux, and so onUnderstand Goroutines, the lightweight threads used for systems and concurrent applicationsLearn how to translate Unix and Linux systems code in C to Golang codeHow to write fast and lightweight server codeDive into concurrency with GoWrite low-level networking codeAbout the AuthorMihalis Tsoukalos is a Unix administrator, programmer, DBA, and mathematician, who enjoys writing technical books and articles and learning new things. He has written more than 250 technical articles for many magazines including Sys Admin, MacTech, Linux User and Developer, USENIX ;login:, Linux Format, and Linux Journal. His research interests include databases, operating systems, Statistics, and machine learning.He is also the technical editor for MongoDB in Action, Second Edition, published by Manning.Table of ContentsGetting Started with Go and Unix Systems Programming Writing programs in Go Advanced Go Features Go Packages, Algorithms, and Data Structures Files and Directories File Input and Output Working with System Files Processes and Signals Goroutines - Basic Features Goroutines - Advance Features Writing Web Applications in Go Network Programming

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