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Eleanor McHugh
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Reprogramming reality since 1970
Reprogramming reality since 1970

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I'm pushing out a new version of the Notebook today.

This update has been a longtime coming thanks to work commitments, but it looks like I can now get back to writing regularly and that will hopefully make up for the dearth of new content in recent years.

I know that several Notebook readers have attended talks I've given on Go over the last couple of years, and I'd like to thank them for the positive feedback they've provided. I'm finally comfortable that the material I've been demonstrating is sufficiently mature to be useful and will now start adding it to the book and building upon it to explore topics which could never fit into a 45 minute conference talk.

The first instalment is extracted from my "Going Loop" talk and focuses on iteration in collection data structures. I know this probably sounds like a very dry subject but it's surprising just how much of comp sci iteration touches upon.

I've a feeling that by the time this new chapter is completed it will be of similar length to "Hello World" so I'm cautious of setting any kind of deadline, however I'd really like it to be sufficiently complete by Christmas that I can increase the minimum price for the book by $1 with a clear conscience.

As always, please let me know if there's anything in the new material which makes no sense to you and point out any general typographic errors so I can fix them.

Expect further updates over the coming weeks :)

http://leanpub.com/GoNotebook

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With space inside for a RaspberryPi so Ada can have lots of #golang  adventures :)

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Whispered secrets #golang #gotoldn http://www.slideshare.net/feyeleanor/whispered-secrets-52966860 via @SlideShare- warning: contains usable code :)

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Whispered secrets - my #gouk15 #golang talk on secrecy & privacy in network applications

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Thank you to all the new readers who've recently signed up for the Notebook.

Development has been stalled for the past couple of months whilst I juggle earn filthy lucre from consulting with childcare, and each additional sale makes me feel that much guiltier. However the design for the Forth interpreter that I plan to include in a later chapter is coming along reasonably well and another couple of months should see my bank balance healthy enough to take time out for writing in the New Year.

In the meantime I've rewritten the code for Echo to remove the init() bug and as soon as I can get a free day I'll work through the text and amend it to reflect the changes.

And don't forget - if you're in London on November 15th I'm speaking at GDG DevFest so if you're attending feel free to pester me for help.

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I've a couple of talks coming up in London which draw from the material in Hello World.

First up is Code Mesh, the UK's answer to Strange Loop, which I'm speaking at on Wednesday 5th November.

This is followed on Saturday 15th November by GDG DevFest at Google Campus.
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