Hello Go world – Install and Run Go in Less Than a Minute on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Go is a new programming language. It’s similar to C++, but aims to be simpler, safer and tries to support parallel operations better.

Installing Go and running “Hello world” takes less than a minute. This short tutorial shows you how to do it on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Install golang

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get -y install golang

Write your Hello World

$ mkdir hellotero/
$ cd hellotero
$ nano hellotero.go

Contents of hellotero.go:

package main

import "fmt"

func main() {
     fmt.Printf("Hello Tero!\n")
}

Compile

$ go build

Run

$ ./hellotero
Hello Tero!

Well done, you’re now running go.

Next, go ahead and read official Go documentation.

Updated: fixed typos, formatted better.

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