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Go Web Development Cookbook by Arpit Aggarwal

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How it works…

Once we run the program, the HTTP server will start locally listening on port 8080.

Opening http://localhost:8080 in a browser will display Hello World! from the server with the Content-Encoding response header value gzip, as shown in the following screenshot:

Hello World!

Let’s understand what each line in the program means:

  • package main: This defines the package name of the program.
  • import ( "io" "net/http" "github.com/gorilla/handlers" ): This is a preprocessor command that tells the Go compiler to include all files from io, net/http, and the github.com/gorilla/handlers package.
  • const ( CONN_HOST = "localhost" CONN_PORT = ...

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