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Learning Go Programming by Vladimir Vivien

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Chapter 1. A First Step in Go

In the first chapter of the book, you will be introduced to Go and take a tour of the features that have made the language a favorite among its adopters. The start of the chapter provides the motivation behind the Go programming language. If you are impatient, however, you are welcome to skip to any of the other topics and learn how to write your first Go program. Finally, the Go in a nutshell section provides a high-level summary of the characteristics of the language.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • The Go programming language
  • Playing with Go
  • Installing Go
  • Your first Go program
  • Go in a nutshell

The Go programming language

Since the invention of the C language in the early 1970s by Dennis Ritchie at Bell ...

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