How To Install Go Language On Windows

In this post, We will discuss how to install go language on windows.

What you will learn:

  • How to Install and configure Go Environment on windows.

Go is an open-source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.

For Instance, Go shell is a popular application that enables us to run Go code before running the actual job on the cluster. In Addition, it is user-friendly so in this blog, we are going to show you how you can install the Go environment on windows as well as on Linux.

It’s open-source at it’s best…but don’t forget: it’s case-sensitive!

So let’s get started on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. You’ll see just how easy this really is — only a basic working knowledge of GitHub and the command prompt is required. Sure there are other ways of installing and running the program, but with the limited coding background, I felt this set of instructions was the easiest to understand and follow.

Step 1: As Go uses open-source (FREE!) repositories often, be sure to install the Git package here first.

Step 2: Download and install the latest 64-bit Go set for Microsoft Windows OS.


Step 3: Double click on the installer which is downloaded in step 2 and start the installation process

Step 4: Accept the end-user license agreement and click on the Next button.

Step 5: Here you have to select the destination folder where you want to install.

Note: We recommend you to remain the same destination folder which is taken by the system.

Step 6: Now, Click on the Install button.

Step 7: Click on the Finish button once the installation gets complete.

Step 8: Verify the installation by running the Command Prompt on your computer by searching for “cmd”. Open the command line and type: “go version”.

Step 8: Run your first hello world programe. 

Create one file called hello.go and put the below code in it.

Step 9: Now run the code using the command prompt.

As you can see above we have successfully run our first program which is hello world.

I hope this blog helps you to install Go Environment on windows.

Ajit Khutal

Ajit Khutal has been working with AcadGild as an Associate Big Data analyst with expertise in Big Data Technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Nifi. He has been a Python enthusiast and been associated with the implementation of many Analytics project related to various domains like E-commerce, Banking, and Education.

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