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Over the last few years, Go has become one of the favorite languages for building scalable and distributed systems. Its opinionated design and built-in concurrency features make it easy for engineers to author code that efficiently utilizes all available CPU cores.

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By the end of this book, you’ll know how to think like a professional software developer or engineer and write lean and efficient Go code.