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Setting Up Your Development Environment

To set up your environment for developing on Go:

  1. Install the latest release of Go.

    See Go Runtime for a list of the supported versions, or see Custom Runtimes for information about using other Go versions.

  2. Install and initialize the gcloud CLI for deploying and managing your apps. If you already have the gcloud CLI installed and initialized, run the gcloud components update command to update to the latest release.

    By downloading, you agree to be bound by the Terms that govern use of the gcloud CLI for App Engine.

  3. Install the gcloud component that includes the App Engine extension for Go.

    If you used the apt or yum package managers to install the gcloud CLI, use those same package managers to install the gcloud component.

    Otherwise, use the following command:

     gcloud components install app-engine-go
    

Installing optional tools

  • For access to code, samples, libraries, and tools in GitHub, install Git:

    Install Git