The Go programming language is an open source project to make programmers more productive.
Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
Instructions for downloading and installing Go.
A brief Hello, World tutorial to get started. Learn a bit about Go code, tools, packages, and modules.
A tutorial of short topics introducing functions, error handling, arrays, maps, unit testing, and compiling.
Introduces the basics of writing a RESTful web service API with Go and the Gin Web Framework.
Building a simple web application.
This doc explains how to develop a simple set of Go packages inside a module,
and it shows how to use the
to build and test packages.
A Tour of Go
An interactive introduction to Go in three sections. The first section covers basic syntax and data structures; the second discusses methods and interfaces; and the third introduces Go's concurrency primitives. Each section concludes with a few exercises so you can practice what you've learned. You can install it locally with:
$ go get golang.org/x/tour
This will place the
tour binary in your workspace's
Using and understanding Go
A document that gives tips for writing clear, idiomatic Go code. A must read for any new Go programmer. It augments the tour and the language specification, both of which should be read first.
A document that summarizes commonly used editor plugins and IDEs with Go support.
Summarizes tools and methodologies to diagnose problems in Go programs.
When your code uses external packages, those packages (distributed as modules) become dependencies.
Introduces the basics of accessing a relational database using Go and the
database/sql package in the standard library.
An overview of Go's data access features.
You use the Go database handle to execute database operations. Once you open a handle with database connection properties, the handle represents a connection pool it manages on your behalf.
For SQL operations that might change the database, including SQL
DELETE, you use
SELECT statements that return data from a query, using the
Defining a prepared statement for repeated use can help your code run a bit faster by avoiding the overhead of re-creating the statement each time your code performs the database operation.
sql.Tx exports methods representing transaction-specific semantics,
Rollback, as well as methods you
use to perform common database operations.
Using context.Context, you can have your application's function calls and services stop working early and return an error when their processing is no longer needed.
For some advanced programs, you might need to tune connection pool parameters or work with connections explicitly.
You can avoid an SQL injection risk by providing SQL parameter values as
sql package function arguments
You can collect related packages into modules, then publish the modules for other developers to use. This topic gives an overview of developing and publishing modules.
When you develop modules for use by other developers, you can follow a workflow that helps ensure a reliable, consistent experience for developers using the module. This topic describes the high-level steps in that workflow.
When you're developing modules to publish for others to use, you can help ensure that your modules are easier for other developers to use by following the repository conventions described in this topic.
A major version update can be very disruptive to your module's users because it includes breaking changes and represents a new module. Learn more in this topic.
When you want to make a module available for other developers, you publish it so that it's visible to Go tools. Once you've published the module, developers importing its packages will be able to resolve a dependency on the module by running commands such as go get.
A module's developer uses each part of a module's version number to signal the version’s stability and backward compatibility. For each new release, a module's release version number specifically reflects the nature of the module's changes since the preceding release.
Answers to common questions about Go.
The documentation for the Go standard library.
The documentation for the Go tools.
The official Go Language specification.
A detailed reference manual for Go's dependency management system.
Reference for the directives included in a go.mod file.
A document that specifies the conditions under which reads of a variable in one goroutine can be guaranteed to observe values produced by writes to the same variable in a different goroutine.
A summary of the changes between Go releases.
Guided tours of Go programs.
- First-Class Functions in Go
- Generating arbitrary text: a Markov chain algorithm
- Share Memory by Communicating
- About the Go command - why we wrote it, what it is, what it's not, and how to use it.
- Debugging Go Code with GDB
- Data Race Detector - a manual for the data race detector.
- A Quick Guide to Go's Assembler - an introduction to the assembler used by Go.
The Go Wiki, maintained by the Go community, includes articles about the Go language, tools, and other resources.