Go is an increasingly popular programming language developed at Google.  It has been used for many applications at different companies by building simple, reliable and efficient software  in a more convenient way. It’s free, open source and uses high level syntax similar to scripting languages.

This tutorial will walk you through downloading and installing latest package, Go 1.10, as well as building a simple Hello World application to test the installation.

How To Install Go In Ubuntu

 

Step 1 – Update Package Lists

sudo apt update 

Step 2 – Install wget To Download Go

sudo apt install wget -y 

Step 3 – Download Latest Go

wget https://dl.google.com/go/go1.10.linux-amd64.tar.gz 

Step 4 – Untar Go Package

sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.10.linux-amd64.tar.gz 

Step 5 – Add Go Binaries To Path

echo "PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin" >> ~/.profile

Step 6 – Source Profile

source ~/.profile

Step 7 – Test The Installation

go version

 and it should print you the installed version of Go

Step 8 – Hello World Program

 

Step 9 – Run the Sample Program

If the above command returns “Hello, World!”, then Go is successfully installed and functional.

 

Watch my youtube video for a more detailed explanation of the installation steps.