With the imminent release of Go 1.5 it wouldn’t make sense to be using anything older. So the first step is to compile Go 1.5. I followed the instructions here, but, be forewarned, they’re not great instructions. I used the repo’s tags rather than branches.
I managed to get Go 1.5 RC1 compiled and installed on my Mac and even managed to cross compile to run a test app on my Raspberry Pi. Everything seems to be working perfectly.
The plan is to begin to with a recap of the Go language syntax and features.