Three new books, Go Optimizations 101, Go Details & Tips 101 and Go Generics 101 are published now. It is most cost-effective to buy all of them through this book bundle in the Leanpub book store.


Firstly, thanks to the entire Go community. An active and responsive community ensured this book was finished on time.

Specially, I want to give thanks to the following people who helped me understand some details in the official standard compiler and runtime implementations: Keith Randall, Ian Lance Taylor, Axel Wagner, Cuong Manh Le, Michael Pratt, Jan Mercl, Matthew Dempsky, Martin Möhrmann, etc. I'm sorry if I forgot mentioning somebody in the above list. There are so many kind and creative gophers in the Go community that I must have missed out on someone.

I also would like to thank all gophers who ever made influences on this book, be it directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally.

Thanks to Olexandr Shalakhin for the permission to use one of the wonderful gopher icon designs as the cover image. And thanks to Renee French for designing the lovely gopher cartoon character.

Thanks to the authors of the following open source software and libraries used in building this book:

Thanks the gophers who ever reported mistakes in this book or made corrections for this book: yingzewen, ivanburak, cortes-, skeeto@reddit, Yang Yang, DashJay, Stephan, etc.


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