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A. FreemanPro Gohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7355-5_1

1. Your First Go Application

Adam Freeman1  
London, UK

The best way to get started with Go is to jump right in. In this chapter, I explain how to prepare the Go development environment and create and run a simple web application. The purpose of this chapter is to get a sense of what writing Go is like, so don’t worry if you don’t understand all the language features that are used. Everything you need to know is explained in detail in later chapters.

Setting the Scene

Imagine that a friend has decided to host a New Year’s Eve party and that she has asked me to create a web app that allows her invitees ...

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