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100 Go Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Spot errors in your Go code you didn’t even know you were making and boost your productivity by avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls.

100 Go Mistakes and How to Avoid Them shows you how to:

Dodge the most common mistakes made by Go developers
Structure and organize your Go application
Handle data and control structures efficiently
Deal with errors in an idiomatic manner
Improve your concurrency skills
Optimize your code
Make your application production-ready and improve testing quality

100 Go Mistakes and How to Avoid Them puts a spotlight on common errors in Go code you might not even know you’re making. You’ll explore key areas of the language such as concurrency, testing, data structures, and more—and learn how to avoid and fix mistakes in your own projects. As you go, you’ll navigate the tricky bits of handling JSON data and HTTP services, discover best practices for Go code organization, and learn how to use slices efficiently.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology
Understanding mistakes is the best way to improve the quality of your code. This unique book examines 100 bugs and inefficiencies common to Go applications, along with tips and techniques to avoid making them in your own projects.

About the book
100 Go Mistakes and How to Avoid Them shows you how to replace common programming problems in Go with idiomatic, expressive code. In it, you’ll explore dozens of interesting examples and case studies as you learn to spot mistakes that might appear in your own applications. Expert author Teiva Harsanyi organizes the error avoidance techniques into convenient categories, ranging from types and strings to concurrency and testing.

What's inside

Identify and squash code-level bugs
Avoid problems with application structure and design
Perfect your data and control structures
Optimize your code by eliminating inefficiencies

About the reader
For developers proficient with Go programming and syntax.

About the author
Teiva Harsanyi is a senior software engineer at Docker with experience in various domains, including safety-critical industries like air traffic management.

Table of Contents
1 Go: Simple to learn but hard to master
2 Code and project organization
3 Data types
4 Control structures
5 Strings
6 Functions and methods
7 Error management
8 Concurrency: Foundations
9 Concurrency: Practice
10 The standard library
11 Testing
12 Optimizations

About The Author

Teiva Harsanyi is a senior software engineer with experience in different programming languages such as Go, Rust, Java, and Scala. He has worked in various domains across insurance, transportation, and safety-critical industries like air traffic management. Today, he works as a freelance engineer coding in Go. He also blogs and mentors newcomers to the language.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (October 4, 2022)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617299599

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