Getting started with Go language

technical go programming

Development environment for Go language

Just then I spent about 15 minutes setting up my Mac as a development machine for go language. This is a concise list of steps to follow to setup a similar environment.

Steps to perform:

  • Download the latest Go distribution from Go language website
  • Open the downloaded package and follow the instructions
  • The go runtime is installed at /usr/local/go/bin
  • Edit ~/.bash_profile and make following changes
# Configuration for GO language
export GOPATH=~/Projects/go-workspace   # this will be the parent directory of all your GO projects
# Ensure go binaries are in the PATH
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$GOPATH/bin
  • Done! You should be good to Go…