Go language is normally known as golang. It's general purpose programming language developed at Google in 2007 by three Google employees namely Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. In November 2008 Google had announced Go Language to public and made it open source.
Go language compiler is available for the Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Plan 9, and Microsoft Windows operating systems and the i386, amd64, ARM and IBM POWER processor architectures.
Beginner Go language developer should visit following links.
- Go Language
- Go Language Source
- Go Language FAQ
- Go Google+ Community
- Go Language Resource
- Go Language Patterns
- Go Newsletter
- Why Go is not good?
Install Go Language
- Download installer binary / package / installer as per your OS
- Current version is go 1.4.2
- Run package to install Go language
- After setup completes, you need to set environment variable to go language
- In case of OX, Add /usr/local/go/bin to the PATH environment
variable. You can do this by adding this line to your /etc/profile
(for a system-wide installation) or $HOME/.bash_profile:
- To verify installation, you can execute following command
$go version go version go1.4.2 darwin/amd64
Now, you have enough details to jump start coding. In next article I will cover fundamentals and syntax of Go Language.