Get started with Go, the C-based Google language that emphasizes concurrency and programmer convenience for developing modern applications. This field guide takes you on an example-driven tour of the language and shows you how to be productive with Go right away.
If you’re familiar with languages such as Java, C, Ruby, or Python, you’ll learn about Go’s unique features and concepts for writing concurrent programs, including multithreading and CPU parallelism, that share state by communicating. Focused modules and hands-on exercises help you understand the basics for building simple, reliable, and efficient software with Go.
Alan Harris is a software engineer with a decade of professional experience, and author of several books on software development spanning multiple platforms and languages. He has delivered numerous scalable, elegant solutions for companies ranging from non-profits to military subcontractors; he has also been a featured contributor in the developerWorks community. He currently works and resides in the DC area.