There are multiple resources available to learn Go. The Go Playground allows you to write code in the browser and test it, without that you need to install anything locally. Golang Resources # Tour of Go Language specification How to Write Go Code Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Effective Go Wiki Go Code Review Comments Free books An Introduction to Programming in Go GO BOOTCAMP Example code Go by Example Learn Go in Y minutes If you want to start developing Golang more seriously, you will not get around using an IDE that offers you autocompletion and also Debugging capabilities.