Review of “Go in Action”

I just finished the book “Go in Action”. I had been considering using Go in a side project and jumped at the chance to read this book. Before reading this book, my exposure to Go had been a couple of blog posts and a Plural Sight video.

Reading this book really leveled up my knowledge of Go. I now have a foundation to build on and know where to begin in starting my project. This book was written clearly. I appreciated the examples in the book. They were non-trivial and avoided repeated “Hello World” examples. It also introduced the built-in Go tooling and how to effectively use it. It introduced the concepts needed so you can develop programs and modules that integrate with the system tools. This has helped me understand what the community expects of modules that I create that I want to release.

I really enjoyed this book. I feel it helped me move from just being curious about the language to being ready to start exploring and developing with it.

Belated Happy New Year

I want to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year!

I have been trying to decide what I was going to do with my blog. I got out of the habit of regular updates when I started my new job at Vitals. What I have decided to do is post at least once/month. I will target twice/month but may not always get there. I don’t intend to post just to make a post, so I will only be posting meaningful content.

Let me know if there are any specific topics you would like to see more posts on.