Learning Golang - Setup

I decided a while ago that I wanted to learn Golang and then help other women learn it by running a Go Getaway with Andrew from the Google Go team! The Go Getaway will be during the summer of 2015 in Australia.

Leading up to that I'm going to write a series of blog posts about learning Go <3

First off I'm starting with the basics, getting setup! I'm hoping to make this super easy to follow, if you get stuck please let me know and I will help you out.

Download and run the installer from over here:
https://golang.org/dl/

Then restart any open Terminal sessions that you might already have open. I know there are a whole lot of people out there that haven't used terminal yet, so here's a quick guide to get you started: http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/introduction-to-the-mac-os-x-command-line.

After you have done that let's build our first program. You will need a text editor that works well with Go, so go and grab ATOM: https://atom.io/

Now you can write your first go progam! Let's make a super basic program:

I'm going to put all the code for this series over on GitHub:
https://github.com/tammybutow/learngolang.git

Now let's run it and check that everything is setup ok!

Open up terminal, navigate to your file and run the app:

If you see a response "hello, world" then it's working! Hooray!

Let me know you go, would love to have more women learning Go with me!

If you want to hear more about the Go Getaway, please join the Girl Geek Academy mailing list over here: http://girlgeekacademy.com