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COVID-19

The book was supposed to be released on the 2020-04-01.

As things stand, it came out as a bad April’s Fool joke, due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending the official release.

This had two impacts:

Error handling with Go 1.14

When programming in Go 1.14, error handling is no longer limited to the error interface.

Discover error wrapping, introduced with Go 1.13, and slowly generalized in the Go 1.14 runtime library.

go.dev is online

Why Go ?

The opening quote in the book appeared in a presentation Rob Pike gave at the 2012 Splash conference:

From PHP to Go: PHP2Go

For advanced PHP developers, stepping into Go is often more attractive than Node.JS. But the Go library seems to be missing so much useful stuff found in the PHP library. How can one switch faster ?

The Go internals unofficial wiki

The Go internals unofficial wiki formerly published on goin.wikispot.org used to be a valuable resource for developers interested in the internal operation of the Go runtime. Regrettably, it disappeared when the owner of the wikispot.…