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Table of Contents
- Getting started with Go
- Working with Go
- Learning more about Go
- The Go Community
- Using the go toolchain
- Additional Go Programming Wikis
- Online Services that work with Go
- Troubleshooting Go Programs in Production
- Contributing to the Go Project
- Platform Specific Information
- Release Specific Information
Getting started with Go
- The Go Tour is the best place to start.
- Effective Go will help you learn how to write idiomatic Go code.
- Go standard library documentation to familiarize yourself with the standard library.
- Use the Go Playground to test out Go programs in your browser.
- Still not convinced? Check out this list of Go Users and a few of their Success stories. We've also assembled a long list of reasons why you should give Go a try.
- Read about the companies which have switched from other languages to Go.
Working with Go
Ready to write some Go code of your own? Here are a few links to help you get started.
- Install and Setup your Environment
- Start here: Official Installation Documentation
- If you prefer to install from source, read this first.
- InstallFromSource - Additional tips on source installs.
- Windows user? Install and configure Go, Git and Atom for Windows
- Mac user? How I start - Go - A step-by-step guide to installing Go and building your first web service.
- Having installation problems? InstallTroubleShooting
- Make sure you have your $GOPATH environment variable set correctly
- If you need additional tips on using $GOPATH, go here.
MultipleGoRoots - More advanced information on working with multiple go installations and the
- Go IDEs and Editors - Information on how to use your favorite editor with Go.
- Tools for working with Go code - Formatting, linting, vetting, refactoring, navigation and visualization.
- Finding Go Libraries and Packages
- Managing your dependencies - An overview of the tools you can use to manage third-party packages (vendoring).
- Publishing Go Packages as Open Source
Learning more about Go
Once you have an overview of the language, here are resources you can use to learn more.
- Learning Go - A collection of resources for learning Go - beginner to advanced.
- Books - A list of Go books that have been published (ebook, paper)
Blogs - Blogs about Go
- Podcasts - Podcasts and episodes featuring Go
- Videos, Talks and Presentations
- Articles - A collection of articles to help you learn more about Go.
- Training - Free and commercial, online and classroom training for Go.
- University Courses - A list of CS programs and classes using Go.
- Resources for non-English speakers
The Go Community
Here are some of the places where you can find Gophers online. To get a sense of what it means to be a member of the Go community, read Damian Gryski's keynote from the GolankUK 2015 conference or watch Andrew Gerrand's closing keynote from GopherCon 2015.
- Where Gophers hangout online:
- The Go Forum - An all-purpose discussion forum for the Go community.
- Gophers Slack Channel - For real-time chat (request membership).
- Golang News - For curated links about Go Programming.
- There is also a /r/golang sub-reddit.
- On Twitter, follow the @golang account and keep tabs on the #golang hashtag.
- We've also got a landing page on Stack Overflow for Go Q&A.
- Matrix enthusiasts are invited to join #Go:matrix.org.
- Mailing Lists
- The mailing list for Go users is golang-nuts - very high traffic.
- For discussions about the core Go open source project, join golang-dev.
- To get just our release announcements, join golang-announce
- User Groups & Meetups - There are Go Meetups in many cities
- Conferences - A list of upcoming and past Go conferences and major events.
- Companies using Go - A comprehensive list of companies using Go throughout the world.
- Learn more about the Go Gopher images by Renee French.
Using the go toolchain
- Start with the standard documentation for the
gocommand available here
- Start here for to learn about vendoring.
- See also PackageManagementTools for package management tools.
- Cross Compilation
- Shared libraries and Go (buildmode)
- Go Shared Libraries - Examples for creating and using shared libraries from Go and Python.
- Sharing Go Packages with C - by @ralch.
- Calling Go libraries from Python - by Filippo Valsorda
- Calling Go libraries from Ruby - by Peter Hellberg
- Calling Go libraries from Swift - by Jaana Burcu Dogan
- Build a Ruby Gem with a Go native extension - by @jondot
- gohttplib - An experiment in using Go 1.5 buildmode=c-shared.
- See the wikis below for additional details:
Additional Go Programming Wikis
- Why Go doesn't Support Generics: A Summary of Go Generics Discussions - Start here before you join the debate.
- Working with Databases
- From other languages
Online Services that work with Go
If you're looking for services that support Go, here's a list to get you started.
- Cloud Computing - Go is well supported on most cloud service providers.
- Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment - Go is well supported by most CI/CD frameworks
- Package and Dependency Management
Troubleshooting Go Programs in Production
- Understand the performance of your Go apps using the pprof package
- Heap Dumps
Contributing to the Go Project
- Start by reading the Go Contribution Guidelines
- If you'd like to propose a change to the Go project, start by reading the Go Change Proposal Process
- An archive of design documents is also available
- Go releases happen on ~6 month intervals. See here for more information
- Want to know more about how the Go source sub-repositories are structured?
- The Go project requires that all code be reviewed before it is submitted.
- Project Dashboards
Platform Specific Information
- See MinimumRequirements for minimum platform requirements of current Go ports.
- Considering porting Go to a new platform? Read our porting policy first
- [DragonFly BSD](DragonFly BSD)
- Plan 9
Release Specific Information
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