TCP & UDP (Go Time #176)


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The internet wouldn’t exist as we know it if it weren’t for TCP and UDP, yet many developers don’t quite understand the technology powering the web. In this episode we talk with Adam Woodbeck, author of Network Programming with Go, to learn about TCP and UDP; what they are, how they work, and how one can experiment with tools like Wireshark and Go to learn more.

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  • Network Programming with Go - Adam’s book that goes into even more details about TCP, UDP, coding examples in Go, and more on network programming.
  • net package - Go’s net package is a great place to start if you want to write code using TCP or UDP directly.
  • net.Conn interface - The net.Conn interface is mentioned on the episode and is worth checking out inside the net package.
  • Wireshark - A great tool for examining internet traffic on your computer and learning more about TCP and UDP.
  • google/gopacket - A package by Google for packet decoding.