Top Golang books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of Golang

Understanding the concepts of Golang starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

Learning Go: An Idiomatic Approach to Real-World Go Programming

Learning Go: An Idiomatic Approach to Real-World Go Programming

Author Jon Bodner introduces the design patterns experienced Go developers have adopted and explores the rationale for using them. This updated edition also shows you how Go's generics support fits into the language. This book helps you: Write idiomatic code in Go and design a Go project.

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Go Programming Language, The (Addison-Wesley Professional

Go Programming Language, The (Addison-Wesley Professional

Go, also called Golang or Go language, is an Open Source programming language that Google developed. Software developers use Go in an array of operating systems and frameworks to develop web applications, cloud and networking services, and other types of software.

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Go for DevOps: Learn how to use the Go language to automate servers, the cloud, Kubernetes, GitHub, Packer, and Terraform

Go for DevOps: Learn how to use the Go language to automate servers, the cloud, Kubernetes, GitHub, Packer, and Terraform

Go is the go-to language for DevOps libraries and services, and without it, achieving fast and safe automation is a challenge. With the help of Go for DevOps, you'll learn how to deliver services with ease and safety, becoming a better DevOps engineer in the process. Some of the key things this book will teach you are how to write Go software to automate configuration management, update remote machines, author custom automation in GitHub Actions, and interact with Kubernetes. As you advance through the chapters, you'll explore how to automate the cloud using software development kits (SDKs), extend HashiCorp's Terraform and Packer using Go, develop your own DevOps services with gRPC and REST, design system agents, and build robust workflow systems.

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Head First Go

Head First Go

Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Go uses a visually rich format to engage your mind rather than a textheavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multisensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

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Full-Stack Web Development with Go: Build your web applications quickly using the Go programming language and Vue.js

Full-Stack Web Development with Go: Build your web applications quickly using the Go programming language and Vue.js

Go is a modern programming language with capabilities to enable high-performance app development. With its growing web framework ecosystem, Go is a preferred choice for building complete web apps. This practical guide will enable you to take your Go skills to the next level building full stack apps.

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Network Programming with Go: Code Secure and Reliable Network Services from Scratch

Network Programming with Go: Code Secure and Reliable Network Services from Scratch

Combining the best parts of many other programming languages, Go is fast, scalable, and designed for high-performance networking and multiprocessing. In other words, it’s perfect for network programming. Network Programming with Go will help you leverage Go to write secure, readable, production-ready network code. In the early chapters, you’ll learn the basics of networking and traffic routing. Then you’ll put that knowledge to use as the book guides you through writing programs that communicate using TCP, UDP, and Unix sockets to ensure reliable data transmission.

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Specializations and Deeper Golang Knowledge

You've got your basics in order – time to move on to some advanced and specialized concepts. Golang is evolving every day, these books can help you master it.

Go Cookbook: Expert Solutions for Commonly Needed Go Tasks

Go Cookbook: Expert Solutions for Commonly Needed Go Tasks

This cookbook, like many others, is not about teaching new or specific topics but instead explains the basics of common tasks. It covers as much ground as possible on what programmers are most likely to use. The coverage is wide, rather than comprehensive.

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