Название: Go Brain Teasers: Exercise Your Mind Автор: Miki Tebeka Издательство: Pragmatic Bookshelf Год: September 2021 (V. P1.0) Страниц: 112 Язык: английский Формат: epub Размер: 10.2 MB
This book contains 25 short programs that will challenge your understanding of Go. Like any big project, the Go developers had to make some design decisions that at times seem surprising. This book uses those quirks as a teaching opportunity. By understanding the gaps in your knowledge, you'll become better at what you do. Some of the teasers are from the author's experience shipping bugs to production, and some from others doing the same. Teasers and puzzles are fun, and learning how to solve them can teach you to avoid programming mistakes and maybe even impress your colleagues and future employers.
The Go programming language is a simple one, but like all other languages, it has its quirks. This book uses these quirks as a teaching opportunity. By understanding the gaps in your knowledge, you’ll become better at what you do. There’s a lot of research showing that people who make mistakes during the learning process learn better than people who don’t. If you use this approach at work when fixing bugs, you’ll find you enjoy bug hunting more and become a better developer after each bug you fix. These teasers will help you avoid mistakes. Some of the teasers are from my own experience shipping bugs to production, and some are from others doing the same.
Programmers love the Go (golang) programming language because of its efficiency and simple tooling. But that doesn't mean programming in Go is without challenges, like hidden dependencies that trip up the compiler and interesting string type conversions that differ from languages like Python. Work your way through 25 short brain teasers, and learn the nuances of Go in one of the most fun and creative ways around.
Challenge yourself and challenge your assumptions to gain a more in-depth understanding of integers, strings, Unicode, compiler behavior, and a variety of subtle programming gotchas that might otherwise trip you up. Just read a short program written in Go, try to guess the output, run the code yourself, and then go to the next page for an explanation of the solution. By working through these brain teasers, you'll tighten up your Go programming skills and have lots of fun at the same time.
Taken from real-world, programming problems, conference talks, and meetup quizzes, these brain teasers provide an effective learning tool that's as enjoyable as it is educational.
What You Need:
This book assumes you know Go at some level and have experience programming with it.
*NOTE:* We use Go version 1.14.1 to run the code; the output might change in future versions.
You will need a working Go environment, you can download it from https://golang.org/dl. You will probably want a good IDE for Go, two of the most popular ones are Visual Studio Code and GoLand.