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Steps 21-40: Building Core Components (WIP)

TODO Step 21: Introduction to Pointers in Go


  • Learn the basics of pointers in Go and their usage.

TODO Basics of Pointers

Understand what pointers are in Go, how to declare them, and the concept of dereferencing.

TODO Pointer Operations

Practice basic pointer operations, including pointer arithmetic and passing pointers to functions.

TODO Application: Using Pointers in GoBear

Start implementing pointer usage in your GoBear project for efficient data handling and manipulation.

TODO Step 22: Deep Dive into Memory Management


  • Understand Go's approach to memory management, including garbage collection.

TODO Understanding Garbage Collection

Learn about Go's garbage collection mechanism and how it impacts memory management.

TODO Memory Allocation in Go

Explore memory allocation in Go, focusing on the `new` and `make` functions and when to use them.

TODO Application: Memory Optimisation in GoBear

Apply memory optimization techniques in your GoBear project to ensure efficient resource usage.

TODO Step 23: Advanced Pointer Concepts


  • Explore advanced pointer concepts and best practices in Go.

TODO Pointer Best Practices

Delve into best practices for using pointers in Go, focusing on safety and efficiency.

TODO Pointers in Data Structures

Learn how to effectively use pointers in complex data structures for optimized performance.

TODO Application: Refining Data Handling in GoBear

Implement advanced pointer techniques in your GoBear project, enhancing data management and system design.

TODO Step 24: Introduction to Concurrency and Goroutines


  • Understand the basics of concurrency in Go and the concept of Goroutines.

TODO Basics of Concurrency in Go

Learn about the concurrency model in Go and how Goroutines facilitate concurrent execution.

TODO Starting and Working with Goroutines

Practice starting Goroutines and understand the rules and best practices for their usage.

TODO Application: Simple Goroutines in GoBear

Implement basic Goroutines in your GoBear project, such as for concurrent node checks or data processing.

TODO Step 25: Goroutines in-depth


  • Delve deeper into the advanced aspects of Goroutines.

TODO Advanced Goroutine Patterns

Explore advanced Goroutine patterns and techniques for more complex concurrency scenarios.

TODO Goroutines and Memory Management

Understand how Goroutines interact with memory and how to manage resources effectively in concurrent execution.

TODO Application: Advanced Concurrency in GoBear

Implement more complex Goroutine scenarios in your GoBear project, enhancing its concurrent processing capabilities.

TODO Step 26: Concurrency Best Practices


  • Understand and apply best practices in managing concurrency in Go.

TODO Concurrency Safety

Learn about ensuring concurrency safety in Go, focusing on common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

TODO Debugging Concurrent Programs

Explore strategies for debugging concurrent programs in Go, including race condition detection.

TODO Application: Optimising Concurrency in GoBear

Apply concurrency best practices to optimize and debug the concurrent aspects of your GoBear project.

TODO Step 27: Introduction to Channels


  • Learn the basics of channels in Go for communication between Goroutines.

TODO Basics of Channels

Understand the concept of channels in Go, including how to create, send to, and receive from channels.

TODO Channel Operations

Practice basic channel operations, focusing on synchronous (blocking) and asynchronous (non-blocking) communication.

TODO Application: Simple Channel Usage in GoBear

Implement simple channel-based communication in your GoBear project for coordinating between Goroutines.

TODO Step 28: Advanced Channel Concepts


  • Explore advanced channel concepts and patterns.

TODO Buffered Channels

Learn about buffered channels and their role in managing the flow of data in concurrent Go applications.

TODO Select Statement for Channels

Understand the use of the `select` statement for handling multiple channel operations simultaneously.

TODO Application: Buffered Channels in GoBear

Implement buffered channels and select statements in your GoBear project for more complex concurrency patterns.

TODO Step 29: Channel Best Practices and Patterns


  • Learn best practices for using channels and explore common channel patterns.

TODO Channel Best Practices

Delve into best practices for using channels effectively and safely in Go.

TODO Exploring Channel Patterns

Explore common channel patterns, such as fan-in/fan-out and worker pools, for structuring concurrent processes.

TODO Application: Implementing Channel Patterns in GoBear

Apply channel best practices and patterns in your GoBear project to enhance its concurrency design.

TODO Step 30: Deep Dive into Interfaces


  • Explore more advanced aspects of interfaces in Go.

TODO Interface Polymorphism

Understand how interfaces enable polymorphism in Go and practice implementing polymorphic behavior.

TODO Empty Interfaces and Their Uses

Explore the concept of empty interfaces (`interface{}`) and their applications in Go for generic programming.

TODO Application: Polymorphic Design in GoBear

Apply polymorphism in your GoBear project to handle various node types or actions dynamically.

TODO Step 31: Interfaces for Decoupling and Flexibility


  • Learn how to use interfaces for decoupling components and increasing flexibility.

TODO Interface-Based Design

Delve into designing your codebase using interfaces to achieve loose coupling and improve testability.

TODO Decoupling with Interfaces

Practice decoupling different parts of a Go application using interfaces for more modular and maintainable code.

TODO Application: Interface-Based Modularity in GoBear

Implement interface-based design in your GoBear project to enhance its modularity and flexibility.

TODO Step 32: Advanced Interface Techniques


  • Explore advanced techniques and best practices in using interfaces.

TODO Interface Composition

Learn about composing interfaces from smaller ones and how this can be used to build flexible systems.

TODO Best Practices with Interfaces

Understand the best practices in defining and using interfaces, focusing on maintainability and readability.

TODO Application: Refining Interfaces in GoBear

Refine and optimize the use of interfaces in your GoBear project, ensuring clean and efficient design patterns.

TODO Step 33: Understanding Defer


  • Learn about the `defer` statement in Go and its usage.

TODO Basics of Defer

Explore the `defer` statement, understanding how and why it's used to delay the execution of functions.

TODO Practical Uses of Defer

Practice using `defer` for resource management, like closing files or network connections.

TODO Application: Implementing Defer in GoBear

Apply the `defer` statement in your GoBear project for efficient resource handling and cleanup.

TODO Step 34: Panic and Error Handling


  • Understand the `panic` function in Go for handling exceptional error conditions.

TODO Understanding Panic

Learn about the `panic` function, when to use it, and its effect on program flow.

TODO Using Panic Appropriately

Explore best practices for using `panic`, focusing on scenarios where it is appropriate versus using error handling.

TODO Application: Panic Handling in GoBear

Implement controlled use of `panic` in your GoBear project for critical error situations.

TODO Step 35: Mastering Recover


  • Learn how to use the `recover` function to handle panics and recover from them.

TODO Basics of Recover

Understand how `recover` works in Go, and how it can be used to regain control after a panic.

TODO Implementing Recover

Practice using `recover` within deferred functions to gracefully handle errors and prevent program crashes.

TODO Application: Recover in GoBear

Apply the `recover` mechanism in your GoBear project to create a robust system capable of handling unexpected errors.

TODO Step 36: Introduction to Testing in Go


  • Learn the basics of writing and running tests in Go.

TODO Writing Basic Tests

Understand how to write basic tests in Go using the built-in testing package.

TODO Running and Understanding Test Results

Learn how to run tests in Go and interpret the test results.

TODO Application: Testing Basic Functions in GoBear

Write and run basic tests for the functions developed in your GoBear project.

TODO Step 37: Advanced Testing Techniques


  • Explore advanced testing techniques in Go, including table-driven tests and mocking.

TODO Table-Driven Tests

Delve into table-driven testing in Go, a technique for running multiple scenarios in a single test function.

TODO Mocking in Go Tests

Learn about mocking and how to use it in Go tests to simulate complex dependencies or external services.

TODO Application: Advanced Testing in GoBear

Implement advanced testing techniques like table-driven tests and mocking in your GoBear project.

TODO Step 38: Testing Best Practices and CI Integration


  • Learn best practices in testing and how to integrate tests with Continuous Integration (CI) systems.

TODO Testing Best Practices

Explore best practices for writing effective and maintainable tests in Go.

TODO CI Integration for Go Tests

Learn about integrating Go tests with CI systems like GitHub Actions or Jenkins for automated testing.

TODO Application: CI Setup for GoBear Testing

Set up a basic Continuous Integration pipeline for your GoBear project to automate running tests.

TODO Step 39: Understanding Dependency Management in Go


  • Learn about managing dependencies in Go projects.

TODO Introduction to Go Modules

Understand the basics of Go modules, the official dependency management tool in Go.

TODO Creating and Managing Go Modules

Learn how to create a new module, add dependencies, and manage module versions.

TODO Application: Setting Up Modules in GoBear

Set up Go modules for your GoBear project, ensuring proper management of its dependencies.

TODO Step 40: Advanced Dependency Management


  • Delve into advanced concepts of dependency management in Go.

TODO Managing Indirect Dependencies

Explore how to handle indirect dependencies and specific version requirements in Go modules.

TODO Dependency Upgrades and Compatibility

Learn about upgrading dependencies, managing compatibility issues, and using Go's Minimal Version Selection (MVS).

TODO Application: Dependency Management in GoBear

Implement advanced dependency management strategies in your GoBear project to maintain a stable and up-to-date codebase.

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