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Learning Go Programming by Vladimir Vivien

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Playing with Go

Before we jump head-first into installing and running Go tools on your local machine, let us take a look at the Go Playground. The creators of the language have made available a simple way to familiarize yourself with the language without installing any tools. Known as the Go Playground, it is a web-based tool, accessible from https://play.golang.org/, that uses an editor metaphor to let developers test their Go skills by writing code directly within the web browser window. The Playground gives its users the ability to compile and run their code on Google's remote servers and get immediate results as shown in the following screenshot:

The editor is basic, as it is meant to be used as a learning tool and a way to share code with ...

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