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The Little Go Book

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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.
ebook, 51 pages
Published October 21st 2014
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Naing Lin
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Very short book and consist over 80 pages and would be inadequate to you if you are first time learning or so. Otherwise If you already experienced in other languages and want to dive in to the code as soon as possible, it will be goto book for you. You can skip or skim first few chapters if you're coming from strong type language background. ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you want to get what's the hype behind Go lang, and you don't have enough motivation to dig in by yourself, this is the right book for you.

It's actually little, straight to the point, and well-written. Go is supposed to be simple and easy to learn, and after reading this book I bet you'll agree with this statement as well.
Siarhei Krukau
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nice book to start with Go or to recall it after some time spent with another languages.
John Crisostomo
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a good primer into Go. Not comprehensive, but it gives you what you need to know to get started. It's more suited to experienced developers who are curious about Go. ...more
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Хорошее поверхностное описание языка, если у вас уже есть бекграунд в статических языках.
Мне, как разработчику на джаваскрипте, главы про параллельные вычисления были совершенно непонятны. Тем не менее, это нормальное дополнение к официальной документации, если она кажется слишком сухой.
Anton Antonov
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great Go intro/reminder book.

Explains most of the Golang concepts and must know-hows.

Compared to the Go tutorial it has greater in-depth information on some topics.

However it lacks exercises and the Golang tutorial has them.
Adam Szatyin
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Although I already read some books about Go and started to practice it for weeks this book still had new things, concepts for me.
I will definitely recommend for those who would like to start programming in Go, because this book is a pretty good summing-up about the key concepts in Go and can be read in a short time.
Maybe I've read an older version but it doesn't contains anything about Go modules which came in Go 1.13.
The topic of the examples is Dragon Ball which reminds me to my childhood :)
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: technical
This book is brief and focuses on the main points of Go. It's really nice not having to skim through the data types introduction or the syntax references as we can always look for that in the docs. The book is pure developer-friendly, introductory content. ...more
Oskar Díaz
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: go
Concise and at the same time pretty complete book for understanding how and why Golang was built. I would say this is the first book to read before going to these other more complex and detailed books out there.
Maksim Kiryanov
Mar 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: engineering
Неплохая книга, но после A Tour of Go выглядит "бедно". ...more
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: technical
Simple yet effective, brief yet neat.
Amir Khazaie
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you know how to program and want to start learning Go, this is one of the books you can read.
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A really nice quick intro.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quick and easy introduction ToGo.
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A concise guide to start with Go language!
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tech
I have come across programming books that suck. This is not one of them. It is concise, precise and a joy to read and get started with Go.
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
A crash course on Golang.
Nguyễn Khánk
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: it
A lots of useful tips for me
Lai Duy Ha
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good for one day getting started book
Ahmed Shahwan
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good concise intro to Go.
The author explains the syntax and some concepts in a very short, and very good, way.
You need to have previous experience in programming to understand it.
Brad Cypert
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clear, concise and easy to read in a couple of hours. A good introduction to Go.
As a beginner in GoLang i understood the writer perfectly. I like how it showed the difference between pointers vs values at the end of every chapter. It wasn't so long that i felt i would never finish. Definitely a resource to keep on the shelf for a refresher. ...more
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Short, good, concise primer into the Go programming language up to and including channels. Due to the tiny length you won't find anything here that you can't find anywhere else, but it's clear and free! ...more
Aug 26, 2016 rated it liked it
A concise survey of the language fundamentals that whets the appetite. It moves perhaps too fast for a beginner (and the example "Sayan" was weird) but a free resource to tempt people to the official tutorial and ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Go tour is a better material.
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Good overview. Simple and easy to read.
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Short and easy to read book which cover all basic aspects of GO language.

Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: computer
Concise coverage of the Go programming language. Packs quite a bit of information into 50 pages.
Zlatin Stanimirov
Apr 17, 2016 rated it liked it
It is a good introduction to the language, however it falls short when compared to golangs official tutorial and effective go.
Akshat Goel
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