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12 Excellent Free Books to Learn Go

9. Go 101 by Tapir

Go 101Go 101 is a book focusing on Go syntax/semantics and all kinds of details.

The book also tries to help gophers gain a deep and thorough understanding of Go.

The book is expected to be helpful for both beginner and experienced Go programmers.

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10. Go for Javascript Developers by Maor Zamski and Daniel Singer

Go for Javascript DevelopersThis book compares between two programming languages, Golang (or “Go”) and ECMAScript (or “Javascript” / “JS”). The merits of this pairing is the popularity of these languages.

Each subchapter/subject is denoted with (D),(S) or (B) to indicate how it compares across both languages with ‘mostly Different’, ‘mostly Similar’ or ‘mostly Both’.

This document uses ECMAScript 2015 (ES6). Also, some subjects will note the run-time environment “NodeJS”.

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11. Learn Go with Tests by Chris James and contributors

Learn Go with TestsExplore the Go language by writing tests. The Go Fundamentals section gives a olid grounding of a majority of Go’s language features and how to do Test Driven Development.

Learn Go with Tests is targeted at programmers who want to learn Go, as well as programmers who already know some Go, but want to explore testing more. You’ll need some experience with programming.

The book is published under an open source license (MIT license).

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12. Practical Cryptography With Go by Kyle Isom

Practical Cryptography With GoThis is a book about cryptography: how to communicate securely. There are several objectives that cryptography aims to solve: confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity. It also helps solve some other problems that come up in secure communications, but it’s important to remember that it isn’t a complete solution to security problems.

In this book, the author looks at how to build secure systems; some of the problems that cryptography does not solve will also be pointed out.

This book will attempt to guide you in your attempt to understand how to use cryptography to secure your services, and illustrate it using the Go programming language.

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