This series of posts is meant as an introduction to Go, by way of a bit of simple graphics processing. If you haven’t come across Go before, I’d encourage you to head over to http://golang.org to check it out, in particular going through the excellent online tutorial. At the very least you should be familiar with how to run a simple Go program, see here for details.
Here are some of the things we’ll be making…
The posts are meant to be read in order, although if you have an understanding of Go you should be able to jump in at any point.
First make sure you can run the example code here. Then to run an example use
go run blank.go
Please note that if an example has dependencies in other files, and most do: depending on
vector.go, you will need to pass these dependencies to
go run lines.go canvas.go vector.go
Currently it is not possible to use
go build or
go install as this leads to errors, due to multiple files defining the
main() function. This will be fixed in the future, for now please use
If there’s any post/topic that you’d like to see, please leave a comment below.