Building a package in Go
Building a package in Go
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Building a package in Go

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Completed on 2014-12-28

About the Book

The aim of the book is to show Go newbies the mechanics of creating a package in Go. By the end of the book, you should be able to get started with writing and deploying your own Go packages.

About the Author

Satish Talim
Satish Talim

Satish Talim is the founder of RubyLearning, that helps Ruby programmers become awesome! He has more than 40 years of industrial experience and is a board member at Josh Software Pvt. Ltd. and Maybole Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

He is a trustee on the Emerging Technology Trust that organizes conferences in India like GopherConIndia and RubyConfIndia.

He has published many books on Amazon and was awarded Ruby's Top Teacher in 2008 and the winner of the Shorty Award in Education in 2009.

Follow @indianguru on Twitter or email him at

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Who is the book for?
    • What will you learn?
    • Acknowledgements
    • Using Code Examples
    • Getting the Code
    • How to Contact Me
    • Thanks
  • 1. Project - redditnews for Baby Gophers
    • 1.1 Our Project
    • 1.2 What will you learn?
  • 2. Getting Started
    • 2.1 Downloading Go
    • 2.2 Learning Go
    • 2.3 Install the Go tools
    • 2.4 Editor for Go
    • 2.5 Formatting code
    • 2.6 Test your installation
    • 2.7 Use GitHub
    • 2.8 Set up Git
    • 2.9 Go Code Organization
  • 3. redditnews.go (First Iteration)
  • 4. redditnews.go (Second Iteration)
  • 5. redditnews.go (Third Iteration)
  • 6. Create a package redditnews
  • 7. Sending an Email
  • 8. Documenting redditnews
    • 8.1 References
  • 9. Pushing to GitHub
    • 9.1 Use go vet
    • 9.2 Make a new repository on GitHub
  • 10. Golang Dependency Management
    • 10.1 Git Tagging
    • 10.2 Versioning your package
    • 10.3 When to change the version?
    • 10.4 How to change the version?
    • 10.5 What next?

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