Saturday, March 17, 2012

Book: The Way to Go

My book on the Go language has been published:

The Way to Go
A Thorough Introduction to the Go Programming Language

Published: 3/9/2012 by IUniverse
Format:Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)

Its main purpose is to clearly describe all the concepts of Go through many examples and exercises, and as such is suited for students, junior developers and developers new to the language alike. The code is Go1 ready.
It is a print-on-demand book, so trees are not unnecessarily killed for it.

It is available through Barnes and Noble:
and Amazon:
but also as an e-book:

I maintain a website about the book where the code can be downloaded, and updates, articles and errata will be added:


  1. Here's one for the errata: You keep translating "een map" (Dutch) to "a map" instead of "a folder" or "a directory".
    Constructions such as "go to [the] MINGW installation map" are not proper English.

    (also, your example files must have been made on Windows, because they all have the executable flag set, which is kind of annoying)

    Otherwise I've been enjoying the ebook :)

  2. Sweet. I just bought your ebook, whole process took less than 2 minutes. Looking forward to reading it.

  3. i'm a fan of your book sir and i'm still reading it.

  4. Hi! While I'm reading the book, I think I have found a typo in the code (great book btw).

    Page 150. Listing 6.18: Function name should be Add2 instead of Add32.