I remember when Go was announced on november 2009. It was really interesting, also because it is nice to follow a project since the beginning. But I decided to learn it only at the time of this writing.
It has interesting features, a clean ecosystem, it runs on Google App Engine: it is very attractive!
Get your installer from Go Downloads.
Create or edit the following environment variables
- the path to your Go installation
- see here
- edit it to find the go binary in your PATH
For instance, on Windows add the environment variables
- then I edit
Don’t forget to create GOPATH folder
For instance, open an MS-DOS prompt and launch
C:\> mkdir %GOPATH%
On Mac OSX, create a folder for Golang
Then add the following to your shell profile
export GOPATH=~/.Golang export GOBIN=$GOPATH/bin export PATH=$PATH:$GOBIN
See Go section in my Vim configuration.
Code 30 minutes everyday
Inspired by Why Go is elegant and makes my code elegant and Write code everyday articles, since I am a mathematician, I started my quest on Project Euler to get my hands dirty with Go.
Choose a good name for a Golang package, for instance
Create an homonym GitHub repository, start with files:
Just one line of code, declaring the package name: holds the main documention page that will be showed on godoc.org website.
// Package foo oneline description. package foo
Start with a file like this, changing of course package name and description.
# foo > go for... package description here [![GoDoc](https://godoc.org/github.com/fibo/foo?status.svg)](https://godoc.org/github.com/fibo/foo) [![GoLint](https://img.shields.io/badge/go-lint-blue.svg)](http://go-lint.appspot.com/github.com/fibo/foo)