The Go Enthusiast Bundle
The Go Enthusiast Bundle
About the Bundle
Are you enthusiastic about the Go programming language?
Do you want to explore new directions?
Perhaps, you'd love to look beyond the syntax and the general use-cases.
Then, my bundle is for you.
I am happy to hear any feedback and ideas you might be having. Do not hesitate to get in touch with me over at https://preslav.me/contact/.
Note: This bundle contains (and will always include) work in progress and continuous development. True to the Leanpub motto, every piece of writing I do, I release early and often. That is why my works are also priced lower than others of similar nature. It gives an incentive to you - the enthusiastic early adopter to get them early on and enjoy their long-term improvement.
About the Books
Generative Art in Go
A creative guide
Generative art is a unique form of artistic expression, building bridges between computer programming, randomness, and visual aesthetics. It has kept my imagination for over a decade. While I have never been particularly skilled at drawing, I have always been amazed by what one could achieve with a couple of lines of code.
This book will introduce readers to graphics programming in the Go programming language context through a series of concise examples. It will also guide them in implementing their version of one of my favorite generative art sketches. As a bonus, readers will learn how to turn their command-line sketches into interactive Web applications, using WebAssembly and Web technology's latest standards.
Get the most out of type parameters and avoid the nasty pitfalls
NOTE: This book is an early `sketchpad` stage. This is why it is currently priced at the absolute minimum allowed by Leanpub ($4.99). Investing in the book at this stage will help support my writing efforts, and save you 80% of the full price ($19.99)
The addition of generic type parameters has been a hot topic since the very beginning of the Go programming language. The lack of generics is seen by many as an advantage rather than a shortcoming of the language. It has been a deliberate and justified decision, putting the readability and easy understanding of Go before writing ergonomics. It is fair to say that the Go community has managed to do wonders with Go’s existing set of features.
Yet, the rapid adoption of the language brings with itself new applications and problem domains. With projects going beyond a certain scale, reusing portions of the code becomes a necessity. This is why the core team has iterated over multiple language proposals for generics until one stood out and will eventually make it in an upcoming version.
This mini-book will prepare both novice and experienced programmers about this major language change. It will:
- explain the need for generics
- compare and contrast their inclusion in other languages like Java.
- help the reader safely experiment with type parameters without changing their production environment
- address common problems, solving them both with Go’s existing set of features and using the accepted type parameters proposal.
- address major pitfalls of generics, and help the reader choose wisely when to use them and when not.
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