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Concurrency can be notoriously difficult to get right, but fortunately, the Go programming language was designed with concurrency in mind. In this practical book, you’ll learn how Go was written to help introduce and master these concepts, as well as how to use basic concurrency patterns to form large systems that are reliable and remain simple and easy to understand.
Author Katherine Cox-Buday takes you through the tools and techniques to develop and debug concurrent software. After finishing Concurrency in Go, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to confidently and correctly write concurrent systems of any size.
Chapter 1An Introduction to Concurrency
Chapter 2Modeling Your Code: Communicating Sequential Processes
Katherine is a computer scientist currently working at Canonical (of Ubuntu fame) on Juju, a cloud orchestration system. Her hobbies include software engineering, creative writing, Go (igo, baduk, weiquei), and guitar, all of which she pursues intermittently and with various levels of dedication.
I've been looking forward to this book coming out since it was announced. Concurrency is the one part of Go that I've struggled to understand fully, and this book, even in this raw form is already helping. I've read the first three chapters and they give a good overview if the issues that concurrency poses, the way other languages have handled yes in the past, and the choices the creators of Go made that make concurrency easier to train about and implement in Go. The book is also engagingly written and a pleasure to read and the author is clear in her explanations, finding a nice balance between the "why" and the "how". I look forward to reading the finished product which I already have on pre-order as a physical book.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend