Go is the language of the Internet age, and the latest version of Go comes with major architectural changes. Implementation of the language, runtime, and libraries has changed significantly. The compiler and runtime are now written entirely in Go. The garbage collector is now concurrent and provides dramatically lower pause times by running in parallel with other Go routines when possible.
This book will show you how to leverage all the latest features and much more. This book shows you how to build powerful systems and drops you into real-world situations. Scale, performance, and high availability lie at the heart of our projects, and the lessons learned throughout this book will arm you with everything you need to build world-class solutions. Each project could form the basis of a start-up, which means they are directly applicable to modern software markets.
What You Will Learn
- Build quirky and fun projects from scratch while exploring patterns, practices, and techniques, as well as a range of different technologies
- Create websites and data services capable of massive scale using Go’s net/http package, exploring RESTful patterns as well as low-latency WebSocket APIs
- Interact with a variety of remote web services to consume capabilities ranging from authentication and authorization to a fully functioning thesaurus
- Develop high-quality command-line tools that utilize the powerful shell capabilities and perform well using Go’s in-built concurrency mechanisms
- Build microservices for larger organizations using the Go Kit library
- Implement a modern document database as well as high-throughput messaging queue technology to put together an architecture that is truly ready to scale
- Write concurrent programs and gracefully manage the execution of them and communication by smartly using channels
- Get a feel for app deployment using Docker and Google App Engine