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Golang CheatSheet

Golang CheatSheet

1.1 Golang Conversion

Name Comment
Convert string to int i, _ := strconv.ParseInt(“12345”, 10, 64)
Convert string to int i, err := strconv.Atoi(“-42”)
Convert string to list L := strings.Split(“hi,golang”, “”)
Convert string to []byte []byte("abcXX")
Convert string to byte byte(str1[])
Convert string to float32 f, _ := strconv.ParseFloat(“3.1415”, 32)
Convert int to float32 0.5*float32(age)+7>= float32(age2)
Convert int to string s := strconv.Itoa(-42). Notice: not =string(-42)
Convert rune to string string(rune1)
Convert string list to string strings.Join(list, ", ")
Convert int list to string fmt.Sprintf("%s", l)
Convert list to byte byteI := byte(65)
Convert byte to int int(byte('a'))
Convert byte to string string(byte('a'))
Convert bytes to string string([]byte("abcXX"))
Convert int32 to int32 Pointer func int32Ptr(i int32) *int32 { return &i }
Convert string[] to string strings.Join([]string{"a", "b"}, ",")
Format string fmt.Sprintf("At %v, %s", e.When, e.What)
Format string fmt.Printf("int: %d, float: %f, bool: %t\n", 123, 78.9, true)

1.2 Golang Quality Improvement Tools

Name Comment
gosec Golang security checker, gosec ./...
golangci-lint lint check, golint
errcheck errcheck checks that you checked errors, errcheck ./...
delve Delve is a debugger for the Go programming language.
ginkgo BDD Testing Framework for Go
mock GoMock is a mocking framework for Golang
envtest provides libraries for integration testing by starting a local control plane
go-junit-report Convert go test output to junit xml
gocover-cobertura go tool cover to XML (Cobertura) export tool
gocovmerge Merge coverprofile results from multiple go cover runs

1.3 Golang Dependencies

Name Comment
goimports updates your Go import lines, adding missing ones and removing unreferenced ones
dep Go deps, now recommend go modules
Install go dep go get -u github.com/golang/dep/cmd/dep
Go modules export GO111MODULE=on, go mod download
initialize new module in current directory go mod init XXX
download modules to local cache go mod download
make vendored copy of dependencies go mod vendor
add missing and remove unused modules go mod tidy
Reference Link: Using Go Modules

1.4 Deep Dive Into Golang

  • Go’s original target was networked system infrastructure, what we now call cloud software
Name Comment
Garbage Colection  
Golang goroutine  

1.5 Golang Errors

Name Comment
… does not support indexing *variable[0] -> (*variable)[0]

1.6 Golang Common

Name Comment
Upgrade golang to 1.12 in mac brew upgrade go, go version
Reference Link: The Go Programming Language Specification

1.7 Golang Code Structure & Common Algorithms

Name Comment
Online Go Playgroud https://play.golang.org/
One line if statement if a >= 1 { fmt.Print(“yes”) }
Declare variables with initializers var ischecked, v, str = false, 2, “yes!”
goroutine Define functions to run as distince subprocesses
switch code/example-switch.go
queue Leetcode: Number of Recent Calls
bfs code/tree-bfs.go
trie tree code/tree-trie.go

1.8 Syntax Sugar: From Python To Golang

Name Python Golang
sum slice sum([1, 2, 3]) sum := 0; for i := range nums { sum += nums[i] }
Get last item nums[-1] nums[len(nums)-1]
For for i in range(10): for i := 0; i < 10; i++
Loop list for num in [1, 2] for num := range[]int{1, 2} { fmt.Print(num) }
Loop string for ch in str: for _, ch := range str { fmt.Print(ch) }
Iterator for num in nums: for _, num := range nums {fmt.Print(num)}
While while isOK: for isOK
Check ch range ord(ch) in range(ord('a'), ord('z')+1) ch >=’a’ && ch <=’z’
Get min min(2, 6, 5)  
Check is nil root is None root == nil
Reverse list nums[::-1] Need to create your own function. Weird!

1.9 Surprises In Golang

Name Comment
Modulus returns negative numbers In golang, -3 % 2 == -1

1.10 Golang Array/List/Slice

Name Comment
Make a array var a [2]string; a[0]=”hello”; a[1]=”world”
Create array with given values l := [6]int{2, 3, 7, 5, 11, 13}
Create array with given values l := []string{“a”, “c”, “b”, “d”}
Create dynamically-sized arrays a := make([]int, 5)
Create dynamically-sized arrays a := make([]int, 1, 5) // 5 is capacity
Sort string array sort.Strings(l); fmt.Print(l)
Sort int array sort.Ints(l) //in-place change
Golang sort one array by another array Leetcode: Largest Values From Labels
Sort in descending order sort.Sort(sort.Reverse(sort.IntSlice(keys)))
Append item l = append(l, “e”)
Append items l = append(l, “e”, “b”, “c”)
Append item to head/prepend l = append([]string{"a"}, l...)
Remove last item l = l[:len(l)-1]
Remove item by index l = append(l[0:1], l[2:]...)
Slices of a array var l2 = l[1:3] // Notice: it’s a reference
Copy a list b := make([]int, len(a)); copy(b, a)
Join two lists l1 = append(l1, l2...)
Use pointer of array list code/pointer-array.go

1.11 Golang String

Name Comment
Format string fmt.Sprintf("At %v, %s", e.When, e.What)
Format string fmt.Printf("int: %d, float: %f, bool: %t\n", 123, 78.9, true)
Padding zero fmt.Printf("%02d:%02d", 2, 10)
Split string var L = strings.Split("hi,golang", ",")
Replace string var str2 = strings.Replace("hi,all", ",", ";", -1)
Replace string strings.Replace("aaaa", "a", "b", 2) //bbaa
Split string by separator strings.Split(path, " ")
Count characters strings.Count("test", "t")
Substring strings.Index("test", "e")
Join string strings.Join([]string{"a","b"}, "-")
Repeat string strings.Repeat("a", 2) // aa
Lower string strings.ToLower("TEST")
Trim whitespace in two sides strings.TrimSpace("\t Hello world!\n ")
Trim trailing whitespace strings.TrimRight("\t Hello world!\n ", "\n ")
Concact string fmt.Sprintf("%s%s", str1, str2)
Reference Link: package strings

1.12 Golang Integer/Float

Name Comment
Int max MaxInt32 = 1<<31 – 1 golang math
Int min MinInt32 = -1 << 31 golang math
Pass int as reference sample code

1.13 Golang Env

Name Comment
GOPATH It is called as the workspace directory for Go programs
GOROOT The location of your Go installation. No need to set any more
go env Show a full list of environment variables
Reference Link: GOPATH, GOROOT, GOBIN

1.14 Golang Package management

Name Comment
go mod Link: go modules
go get fix GO111MODULE=off go get -fix ./...
go mod replace url go mod edit -replace…

1.15 Golang Ascii

Name Comment
get character ascii byte('0')
ascii offset fmt.Println(string('B' + byte('a')-byte('A')))

1.16 Golang Dict/Hashmap/Map

Name Comment
Create dict map[string]int{"a": 1, "b": 2}
Create dict make(map[string]int)
Check existence _, ok := m[k]
Delete key delete(m, "k1")
Create a map of lists m := make(map[string][]string)
Get keys of a map Loop the dictionary and append the key to a list
Use (x, y) as hashmap key m[[2]int{2, 2}] = true, code/example-hashmap-arraykey.go

1.17 Golang Goroutines

Name Comment
Basic goroutine code/example-goroutine.go

1.18 Golang Inteface

Name Comment
Hash map with both key and value dynamic map[interface{}]interface{}
Define and use interface code/example-interface.go
Convert map[interface {}]interface {} to map[string]string code/interface-conversion.go

1.19 Golang Files & Folders

Name Comment
Read files code/example-read-file.go
Write files code/example-write-file.go

1.20 Golang Math

Name Comment
pow(2, 3) int(math.Pow(2, 3)) // Default is float64
sqrt math.Sqrt(100)
Get rand rand.Intn(100), rand.Float64()

1.21 Golang Bit Operator & Math

Name Comment
Shift left fmt.Print(1 << 10) // 1024
Shift right fmt.Print(1024 >> 3) // 128

1.22 Golang BBD Testing

Name Summary
ginkgo BDD Testing Framework for Go http://onsi.github.io/ginkgo/
Ubuntu install ginkgo apt-get install golang-ginkgo-dev
gomega Ginkgo’s Preferred Matcher Library
Add tags to tests // +build availability, go test -v --tags=availability ./test/e2e/...

1.23 Golang Misc

Name Comment
Golang sleep time.Sleep(4* time.Second)
Golang logging import "log", log.Print, log.Fatal(err)
Golang print function name runtime.Callers

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