Go on Ubuntu


[Go](http://golang.org) also know as [golang](http://golang.org), is a programming language developed at [Google](https://google.com/). It is a statically-typed language with syntax loosely derived from that of C, Go feature an automatic memory management and type safety. You can learn more about Go from [Wikipedia]([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(programming_language)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(programming_language)).

We will be installing Go using Gophers PPA. This PPA will install the latest stable version of Go available for Ubuntu.

Installing

Adding the PPA.

“`
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gophers/go
“`

Updating local repository database.

“`
sudo apt-get update
“`

Installing **Go**.

“`
sudo apt-get install glang-stable
“`

#### Wrting you first Go program.

  • Create a file named ‘app.go’. Go uses .go as extension to identify a Go language file.
  • Use you favorite editor to open the file ‘app.go’.
  • Add the lines given below to the file.
`packagemainimport“fmt”funcmain(){fmt.Println(“Hello, World!”)}`

Save the changes you have made in the file.

Now execute the programming by entering the command below.

“`
go run app.go
“`

We now have Go language complier installed on Ubuntu. If you have any problem feel free to leave a comment below.