Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (February 1, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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The previous review is rather short-sighted. I find this book quite refreshing really. Sweet, short, and to-the-point. That is why the book is titled 'Introducing Go.' It makes no pretense of being an intermediate to advanced text. I think the author succeeds quite well in introducing the core concepts of Go.
I rarely write reviews, but in this case I felt compelled to do so. Go is my fifth or so programming language. I fumbled around with a few other books and online resources before finding this gem. I wish I had found this book right out of the gate. If you are brand-new to Go, starting here will save you a lot of trouble. You will learn how to get your environment setup properly and will be walked through the language in a very concise and effective way. In just 100 pages you'll be ready to start building your own projects and tackle those other Go books you might be tripping over now.As a matter of fact, with this book in hand I think Go could actually be someone's first programming language. I wish all introductory programming language books were like this. It should be held up as an exemplary format for such books.Full disclosure: I purchased the PDF version of this book directly from the publisher as that is my preferred format for programming books. So I can't speak to the layout/experience of the Kindle version here. Until the Kindle supports full page scrolling, I will continue to buy PDFs.
I'm glad I bought this book, it did a good job of introducing the essentials of Go. Sure, there is a lot of documentation on the internet, but this book did a great job of presenting the essential information I needed to get going immediately. It is simple, and concise.
$20 for a book skinnier than my pinky, that looks to be nearly identical to an online tutorial. Written more like a book for people that don't understand programming, and fails to substantially differentiate go as a language
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