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Chapter 2.1.

Installing Go

The information in this book is correct for the latest release of Go (version 1.16), and I recommend installing this if you’d like to follow along.

If you’ve already got Go installed, you can check which version you have from your terminal by using the go version command. The output should look similar to this:

$ go version
go version go1.16 linux/amd64

If you need to upgrade your version of Go — or install Go from scratch — then please go ahead and do that now. Detailed instructions for different operating systems can be found here: