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Web Development with Go: Building Scalable Web Apps and RESTful Services by Shiju Varghese

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CHAPTER 1

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Getting Started with Go

Everything in this world is evolving, including computers and computer programming languages. Ideas and approaches for building applications are also evolving, based on past experience. Although highly evolved modern computers now have many CPU cores (32, 64, 128 and many more), we still cannot leverage the full power of modern computer hardware by using most of our existing programming languages and tools. Our programs still run slowly, even in high-powered servers with many CPU cores.

For the last decade, many existing programming languages have been evolving with many new features. Language authors have been ...

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