Friday, October 23, 2015

How to install Golang on Windows10

Recently I have started learning Golang and I am having so much fun with it. I am using Golang on my windows 10 laptop. I thought it will be good idea to write a blog post about how to install Golang on windows. In this blog post we will see how to install Golang on windows 10 and how to configure it.

Steps for installing Golang on windows :


Installing Golang is very easy on windows first thing you need to download setup from the Golang official site. Following is location where you can find all the download golang binary release.

https://golang.org/dl/

golang-binaries-download

Once you download and run setup file. It will start a wizard like below.

golang-installation

Once you click next it will ask for default golang location. By default it will be C:\GO. Complete wizard for installing Golang on windows.

Once you complete installing it, make sure it has added go binary path in our environment variables. To check that Goto-> Control Panel -> System. It will open a screen like below.

golang-windows-installation-system-screen

Click on Advance System settings.

advance-system-settings-golang

Now click on environment variables. It will load all the environment variables. Make sure that in system path you have golang path there.

golang-variable

There is one more variable called GoRoot. It should also be there.

go-root-variable

That's it. You are done with installing Golang environment on windows. In next blog post I'm going to explain how to setup Golang workspace in your computer.
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Introducting Golang on DotNetJalps

Golang is a unique language and I have been playing with it quite a few days. So far this ride has been amazing. So I thought it will be a good idea to document my journey with Golang so I have created another blog for golang. In this blog I'm going to document my journey of blog.

So ladies and Gentlemen, Here I am presenting golang.dotnetjalps.com. Here I'm going to write blog about Golang from Microsoft.NET developer's perceptive.

I have been working on Microsoft.NET since last ten years and It's been while I have not tried any other language to learn. Also I want to make my self better programmer so it will be high time to learn some new language and technologies are available. I have tried few things like Python, Java, Golang etc and I like Golang and I like it most.

Here are the few reason Golang is awesome as language.

  1. Static typing -  There are few rules defined. This actually makes you write better code. In other languages there are multiple ways of doing things. 2in Golang there is one single way to do few thing. So you don't have to worry about what is the best way to do it.
  2. There are only 25 keywords it's actually made easy to learn Golang.
  3. Static library and no requirement for binary distribution. It will create a single binary for application.
  4. Unique way to use Object oriented concepts there are not classes. Still supporting Complete Object Oriented programming.
  5. Great standard inbuilt library.
  6. Concurrency is in built. So you can scale your application very easily.
  7. Performance is great as near as low level languages like C/C++.
  8. It's open source and backed by large organization like Google.
Disclaimer: Writing blog about Golang is does not mean that I moving from Microsoft.NET platform it's a great platform and still has lots of potential. I'm still loving it and It's my bread and butter. I use that everyday!.

Hope you like it. Stay tuned for more!!. I'm going to write how we can configure golang on windows and which editors are available in markets for Golang.
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