Chapter 11. Writing Networked Services
One of the many reasons for Go's popularity, as a system language, is its inherent support for creating networked programs. The standard library exposes APIs ranging from low-level socket primitives to higher-level service abstractions such as HTTP and RPC. This chapter explores fundamental topics about creating connected applications including the following:
- The net package
- A TCP API server
- The HTTP package
- A JSON API server
The net package
The starting point for all networked programs in Go is the net package (https://golang.org/pkg/net). It provides a rich API to handle low-level networking primitives as well as application-level protocols such as HTTP. Each logical component of a network is represented by a ...