Technical requirements

To follow along with this chapter, you can do either of the following:

  • Go to play.golang.org, which will allow you to run or test your code online
  • Download the Go programming language, along with a compatible IDE

If you haven't downloaded Go yet, you can download the Go language by going to https://golang.org/dl/, downloading the Go flavor for your operating system, and then installing it.

For the local IDE, I prefer Visual Studio Code (https://code.visualstudio.com), along with its popular Go plugin (https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/languages/go).

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