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, for instance Docker et al. Where C programmers used to rule, Go programmers are gaining considerable traction to write highly optimized systems programming code.Created by the original designers of C and UNIX, it expands the systems programmers toolkit to add a mature, clear programming language. Threads and networking code, as well as traditional systems application become easier to write since pointers are not relevant and garbage collection has been taken away the most problematic area for low-level systems code: memory management.This book opens up the world of high-performant systems 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's level programming to all types of servers, the cloud and the web.What you will learnGo, the language, from the standpoint of a developer conversant with Docker, Unix, Linux etc.Understanding Goroutines, the lightweight threads used for systems and concurrent applicationsHow to translate Unix and Linux systems code to Golang codeHow to write lightweight, fast servers and other server codeDive into concurrency with GoWrite low-level networking codeAbout the AuthorMihalis Tsoukalos is a UNIX Administrator, a Programmer, a DBA and a Mathematician who enjoys writing technical articles and learning new things. His research interests include Programming Languages, Databases and Operating Systems. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Patras and a M.Sc. in IT from University College London (UK). He has written various technical articles for Sys Admin, MacTech, C/C++ Users Journal, Linux Journal, Linux User and Developer, Linux Format and Linux Voice magazines. You can reach him at @mactsouk (Twitter) and http://www.mtsoukalos.eu/.
Author: Mihalis Tsoukalos