API foundations in Go (Engineer)
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API foundations in Go

You've mastered PHP and are looking at Node.js? Skip it and try Go.

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This book is the distillation of more than a decade of web development experience. The knowledge behind it is powering some of the top-tier web sites in the world, serving millions and billions of requests. If you're thinking of writing an API today, and want to start with your right foot forward: this is the book which should give you all the tools you need. When you choose Go, you're ready to scale from the start.

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Tit Petric
Tit Petric

I'm a seasoned veteran of software engineering. Interested in performance optimization and problem solving. High traffic, high availability, virtualization, docker - these are the categories in which I live.


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In general it was quite easy to follow and gave me a good bunch of confidence to attack some more web dev with golang. Including copying all the code, writing it for practice, it took about 4 hours of focused effort.

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Four stars

Good book

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • About me
    • Why Go?
    • Who is this book for?
    • How should I study it?
  • Setting up your environment
    • Networking
    • Setting up a runner for your Go programs
    • Setting up Redis
    • Other services
  • Data structures
    • Declaring structs
    • Casting structs
    • Declaring interfaces
    • Abusing interfaces
    • Embedding and composition
    • Limiting goroutine parallelization
    • Slices
    • The slice operator
    • Allocation by append
    • Copying slices
    • Using slices in channels
  • Organizing your code
    • Suggested package structure
    • What to put there?
    • Format your source code
  • Encoding and decoding JSON
    • Encoding structs into JSON
    • Decoding JSON contents into structs
    • Nested structures
    • Anonymous structs
  • Serving HTTP requests
    • Setting up a simple web server
    • Routing logic
    • Routing and middleware with go-chi
    • Advanced middleware - CORS
    • JWT authentication middleware
  • Parallel fetching of data
    • A simple API service
    • Making it parallel
    • Some tips
  • Using external services (Redis)
    • Client library
    • Talking to a Redis instance
    • Worst case scenario
    • Let’s scale it
    • Connection pool
  • Using external services (MySQL)
    • Quick start
    • Goodbye simplicity
    • Simplicity redux
    • Connection pool
    • Scaling MySQL beyond MySQL
  • Test driven API development
    • Creating a simple API
    • Testing an API
    • More detailed testing
    • A note on testing
    • Implementing the complete API
  • Your first API
    • Putting the API together
    • Benchmarking it
    • Profiling it
  • Running your API in production
    • Configuration
    • Building an application
    • Embedding binary assets into an application
    • Serving embedded files via HTTP
    • Deploying an application
    • Creating a Docker image
    • Exposing run-time information
  • Resources

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