After reading this chapter, you should have a general understanding of the Go programming language and some of its key features. You should also have a version of Go installed on your machine with your environment variables set up. If you need more instructions on installing and testing your environment, refer to the Go documentation at https://golang.org/doc/install.
In the next chapter, we will look closer at the Go programming language, learning about the design, data types, keywords, features, control structures, and where to get help and find documentation. If you are already familiar with Go, it should be a good review to reinforce your foundational knowledge. If you are new to Go, it will serve as a primer to prepare you for the rest of the book.