A quick post on Go setup and installation for those following along on the Go journey with me.
- GoLand IDE (a JetBrains product), a cross-platform IDE built specifically for Go developers. I took the 'basic editing' GoLand tutorial and i'm really impressed with the features it offers, in terms of quick navigation and code completion.
If you don't want to install Go locally on your machine, you have the option to use the Go Playground, which runs your Go program in a sandbox environment, and is really handy if you just want to get started with minimal setup.
I'm currently working my way through the official Tour of Go which uses the Go playground alongside the information and tutorial. I am also using the playground if I just want to try something out quickly, without setting up local files etc.
To install Go, visit this link for the installation instructions.
Alternatively, you can use Homebrew:
brew install golang
Next: Verify Go has been installed, by checking your version in your terminal
// go version go1.15.5 darwin/amd64
You're all set, and ready to 'Go'!