This chapter is all about time-related tasks and operations. Go concentrates all these in the standard package called time. With this package, you are able to obtain the current time and date, format the date to the string, convert time zones, create timers, and create tickers. Keep in mind that there are always many ways you can implement and design functionality, and this chapter will show only a few of them.
Verify whether Go is installed properly. In case of any issues, see the Retrieving Golang version recipe in Chapter 1, Interacting With the Environment, and follow the steps of the Getting ready section.