Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (November 26, 2015)
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An excellent, well thought out resource on Go. If there are any features of the language that you think need to be demystified, then they are probably given an excellent treatment in this book; it covers pretty much everything.Whereas Go has excellent official documentation, it can be very technical and not a little overwhelming when one is just starting out. This book builds an excellent foundation of understanding, nicely filing the void between simple on-line tutorials and the complexity of the official spec. Obviously there are details in the official documentation that go well beyond what is covered in this book, but if you want a head start in being able to understand those things when you have to look them up, then you can't go wrong reading about them in this book first.There are several really good reasons to read it if one wants to learn Go:It fills in the gaps while managing to explain things in clear and simple terms; if you find the official docs a little hard to read and wish someone would explain them to you, this book does that really well.It shows (and explains) very idiomatic examples of written Go, and why they are written that way. If your code looks like the examples that you see in this book then you're doing it right.It contains examples of *how* things are implemented that vastly help clarify why they would be done one way vs. another. Ever wonder "but why is it idiomatic to do it that way?" You can probably find the answer in this book.The subjects flow well one from the next; each chapter introducing new material principally relays on basics already covered in order to explain it. This makes for a gradually improving understanding of Go in the language of Go.A caveat or two:This is not a beginners book.
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