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The Little Go Book Free

The Little Go Book is a free introduction to Google's Go programming language. It's aimed at developers who might not be quite comfortable with the idea of pointers and static typing. It's longer than the other Little books, but hopefully still captures that little feeling.

An Introduction to Programming in Go Free

This book is a short, concise introduction to computer programming using the language Go. Designed by Google, Go is a general purpose programming language with modern features, clean syntax and a robust well-documented common library, making it an ideal language to learn as your first programming language.

This book is free to read online or pdf form.

Go Bootcamp Free

This companion book contains material initially written specifically for this event as well as content from Google & the Go team under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License and code licensed under a BSD license.

Learning Go Free

A online book to start learning Golang. It features numerous exercises (and answers).

The markdown source is available on Github.

Go for Javascript Developers Free

This book helps Javascripters become Gophers. Outlining the differences between these languages makes it easier to switch back and forth, and can help mitigate potential issues when doing so.

Go in Action

Go in Action introduces the Go language, guiding you from inquisitive developer to Go guru. The book begins by introducing the unique features and concepts of Go. (We assume you're up to speed with another programming language already, so don't expect to spend a lot of time rehearsing stuff you already know.) Then, you'll get hands-on experience writing real-world applications including web sites and network servers, as well as techniques to manipulate and convert data at speeds that will make your friends jealous. In the final chapters, you'll go in-depth with the language and see the tricks and secrets that the Go masters are using to make their applications perform. For example, you'll learn to use Go's powerful reflection libraries and work with real-world examples of integration with C code.

Go Programming Blueprints - 2nd Ed.

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.

Programming in Go: Creating Applications for the 21st Century

Programming in Go brings together all the knowledge you need to evaluate Go, think in Go, and write high-performance software with Go. Summerfield presents multiple idiom comparisons showing exactly how Go improves upon older languages, calling special attention to Go’s key innovations. Along the way, he explains everything from the absolute basics through Go’s lock-free channel-based concurrency and its flexible and unusual duck-typing type-safe approach to object-orientation.

The Go Programming Language

The Go Programming Language is the authoritative resource for any programmer who wants to learn Go. Alan A. A. Donovan and Brian W. Kernighan show you how to write clear and idiomatic Go to solve real-world problems. The book does not assume prior knowledge of Go nor experience with any specific language, so you'll find it accessible whether you're most comfortable with JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Java, or C++.

The book features hundreds of interesting and practical examples of idiomatic Go code that cover the whole language, its most important libraries, and a wide range of applications. Source code is freely available for download from the book's companion web site gopl.io, and may be conveniently fetched, built, and installed using the go get command.

Introducing Go: Build Reliable, Scalable Programs

Perfect for beginners familiar with programming basics, this hands-on guide provides an easy introduction to Go, the general-purpose programming language from Google. Author Caleb Doxsey covers the language's core features with step-by-step instructions and exercises in each chapter to help you practice what you learn.

Get Programming with Go

Get Programming with Go introduces you to the powerful Go language without the confusing jargon or high-level theory. By working through over 25 quick-fire chapters, you'll quickly pick up the basics of the innovative Go programming language! Most of the examples in this book can be executed in the Go playground, so you don't need to worry about setting up a practice environment. Chock-full of engaging projects, you'll crack ancient ciphers, discover the wonders of cellular automatons, plan a vacation on Mars, and direct rovers to gather weather data!

Go Programming by Example

Go, commonly referred to as golang, is a programming language initially developed at Google in 2007. This book helps you to get started with Go programming. It describes all the elements of the language and illustrates their use with code examples.

Go Recipes

Solve your Go problems using a problem-solution approach. Each recipe is a self-contained answer to a practical programming problem in Go. Go Recipes contains recipes that deal with the fundamentals of Go, allowing you to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. Other topics include working with data using modern NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and RethinkDB. The book provides in-depth guidance for building highly scalable backend APIs in Go for your mobile client applications and web client applications.

Learning Go programming

Learning Go Programming is a book intended to help new, and seasoned programmers alike, to get into the Go programming language. The book distills the language specs, the documentations, the blogs, the videos, slides, and the author's experiences of writing Go into content that carefully provides the right amount of depth and insights to help you understand the language and its design.

Advanced Books

Test-driven development with Go Free

A short guide to Test-driven development in golang. free to read online.

Network Programming with Go

Dive into key topics in network architecture and Go, such as data serialization, application level protocols, character sets and encodings. This book covers network architecture and gives an overview of the Go language as a primer, covering the latest Go release.

Beyond the fundamentals, Network Programming with Go covers key networking and security issues such as HTTP and HTTPS, templates, remote procedure call (RPC), web sockets including HTML5 web sockets, and more.

Mastering Concurrency in Go

This book will take you through the history of concurrency, how Go utilizes it, how Go differs from other languages, and the features and structures of Go's concurrency core. Each step of the way, the book will present real, usable examples with detailed descriptions of the methodologies used. By the end, you will feel comfortable designing a safe, data-consistent, high-performance concurrent application in Go.

Go in Practice

Go in Practice guides you through dozens of real-world techniques in key areas like package management, microservice communication, and more. Following a cookbook-style Problem/Solution/Discussion format, this practical handbook builds on the foundational concepts of the Go language and introduces specific strategies you can use in your day-to-day applications. You'll learn techniques for building web services, using Go in the cloud, testing and debugging, routing, network applications, and much more.

A Go Developer's Notebook

A developer's exprience in golang.

The Go Programming Language Phrasebook

Tested, easy-to-adapt code examples illuminate every step of Go development, helping you write highly scalable, concurrent software. You’ll master Go-specific idioms for working with strings, collections, arrays, error handling, goroutines, slices, maps, channels, numbers, dates, times, files, networking, web apps, the runtime, and more.

Go Design Patterns

Learn idiomatic, efficient, clean, and extensible Go design and concurrency patterns by using TDD.

Go Reactive Programming

Build concurrent, easy-to-maintain responsive applications in Go.

Web Development

Building Web Apps with Go Free

A good resource for start Building Web Apps with Go. Free to read online, pdf and mobi version.

Build Web Application with Golang Free

Another awesome book for learning Web Development in Golang. Free to read online

Mastering Go Web Services

This book will take you through the most important aspects of designing, building, and deploying a web service utilizing idiomatic REST practices with a focus on speed, security, and flexibility. You will begin by building your first API in Go using the HTTP package. You will look at designing and building your application including popular design structures like Model-View-Controller. You will also understand methods for deploying code to staging and development. Finally, you will see how the security features in Go can be used for protection against SQL injection, and sensitive data compromise.

Level Up Your Web Apps With Go

This book gives you all you need to use Go in your web applications. You’ll learn the basic concepts — language structures, the standard library, and Go tools — then tackle more advanced features like concurrency concepts, testing methodologies, and package structures.

At each step, you’ll get advice for better coding in Go. You’ll see how to structure projects, how to use concurrency effectively, and best practices for testing—as well as many other hints and tips gleaned from real world experience of developing web applications with Go.

Go Web Programming

Go Web Programming teaches you how to build web applications in Go using modern design principles. You'll work through numerous examples that introduce core concepts like processing requests and sending responses, template engines, and data persistence. You'll also dive into more advanced topics, such as concurrency, web application testing and deployment both to barebones servers and PaaS providers.

Webapps in Go the anti textbook Free

This book was written to teach how to develop web applications in Go for people who know a bit of Go and have basic information about web applications in general. We (you) will build a webapp without using a third party framework and using as few external libraries as possible. The advantage is that you'll learn a lot when you code without a framework.

Cloud Native Go: Building Web Applications and Microservices for the Cloud with Go and React

Today, companies and developers need to respond to changing markets at breakneck speeds. Organizations that aren't built on highly-available, rapidly-evolving software are going the way of the dinosaurs. Cloud Native Go brings together the knowledge developers need to build massive-scale cloud applications that meet the insatiable demands of today's customers and markets.

Web Development with Go: Learn to Create Real World Web Applications using Go

Web Development with Go was written to teach both beginners and experts how to create and deploy a real web application. You won't be building a boilerplate TODO list, but will instead be creating and deploying a production ready photo gallery application, similar to Pixieset, from scratch. The book assumes no previous web development experience and covers everything you need to know to successfully build your own web application.

Go: Building Web Applications

This course is an invaluable resource to help you understand Go's powerful features to build simple, reliable, secure, and efficient web applications.

Resources

A tour of Go

Video: Learn Go Syntax in one video

Tutorials: Go by Example

Go Fundamentals Video Training

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