What is Go about?
The Go programming language is an open source project to make programmers more productive. Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
Go in Ubuntu
Go is available as a standard package in Ubuntu releases. Run "apt-cache search golang" for a list of relevant packages.
Typical installation is
apt-get install golang
Documentation for the stable release is always available at the official web site: