SummaryGo 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 jealousPurchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning PublicationsAbout the TechnologyApplication development can be tricky enough even when you aren t dealing with complex systems 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 anatural and productive coding experience Developed at Google, Go powers nimble startups as well as big enterprisescompanies that rely on high performing services in their infrastructureAbout the Book 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 athorough 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 testingWhat s InsideLanguage specification and implementationGo s type systemInternals of Go s data structuresTesting and benchmarkingAbout the ReaderThis book assumes you re a working developer proficient with another language like Java, Ruby, Python, C , or CAbout the AuthorsWilliam Kennedy is a seasoned software developer and author of the blog GoingGoNet Brian Ketelsen and Erik St Martin are the organizers of GopherCon and coauthors of the Go based Skynet frameworkTable of ContentsIntroducing GoGo quick startPackaging and toolingArrays, slices, and mapsGo s type systemConcurrencyConcurrency patternsStandard libraryTesting and benchmarking