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Head First Go: Migration from Traditional Languages  RSS feed

 
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Hello,

First of all Congratulations to the author for bringing "GO" to Head First series.
I have been fan of Head First series since years.

My question here is: GO seems to be really interesting in the sea of traditional languages.
Having years of experience in Java, looking to migrate to something fresh
How do you think GO can prove to be different from the crowd?
How the book can be helpful to understand GO conceptually from ground-up ?

Thank you.
 
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To me, Go is basically a more modern C or C++. It has many of the same advantages. It compiles to native code, so it's easy to distribute your finished program. And finished programs run fast.

But it also has some nice features C and C++ lack... Its syntax is cleaner and more consistent. It has garbage collection. And it has the best concurrency support of any language, period.

How the book can be helpful to understand GO conceptually from ground-up ?



Head First Go works much like any Head First book - we cover the same things as any other textbook, but in more careful detail. We're not afraid to repeat ourselves a bit, if it saves the reader from flipping back and forth looking for a relevant bit of context. We annotate our code samples directly, so your eye doesn't have to travel all over the page. And we're not shy about using diagrams where they can convey an idea more efficiently. A picture is worth a thousand words!

Hope you get a chance to check out the book. I'm sure you'll find it's up to the high standards of the Head First series!
 
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