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Ansible Install using Ansible (beta-feature)
Ubuntu Supported OS
Go Toolchain Golang toolchain to build backend
Node.js & npm NodeJS/NPM to build frontend
Linters Go/JS linters
IDE IDE we like
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:exclamation: IMPORTANT NOTE :exclamation:
With AdvantEDGE release v1.9+, Ansible playbooks are no longer maintained; they are left here for reference only.

AdvantEDGE development environment installation procedures can be performed manually or automatically.

  • To install manually - Read through the following sections
  • To install using Ansible (beta-feature) - follow this link


See Ubuntu runtime setup

Go Toolchain

:exclamation: BREAKING CHANGE :exclamation:
With AdvantEDGE release v1.7+, pre-1.13 Go toolchains are no longer supported.

We use the official Go Programming Language install procedure

Versions we use:

  • 1.16 - 1.18
    (versions 1.14, 1.15 used to work - not tested anymore)

How we do it:

STEP 1 - Download Go linux tarball (here)
STEP 2 - Unzip tarball & install
# Example tarball: go1.18.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go$VERSION.$OS-$ARCH.tar.gz
STEP 3 - Create Go working directory
mkdir -p ~/gocode/bin
STEP 4 - Update PATH in bashrc
# Add the following lines at the end of your $HOME/.bashrc
export GOPATH=$HOME/gocode
export PATH=$PATH:$GOPATH/bin:/usr/local/go/bin
STEP 5 - Apply profile updates
source ~/.bashrc
STEP 6 - Verify install
which go
go version

# Example output:
#   /usr/local/go/bin/go
#   go version go1.19.4 linux/amd64

Node.js - npm

:exclamation: IMPORTANT NOTE :exclamation:
Node versions greater than 12.19 currently cause platform and/or system test build errors.
Npm versions greater than 6.14.13 cause a significant increase in build time.
We strongly recommend using the versions listed below.

We use the How To Install Using NVM method from here

NVM is the Node Version Manager (NVM) tool used to install Node.js. It allows concurrent use of different Node.js installations and simplifies the version upgrade procedure.

Versions we use:

  • NVM: 0.34.0
  • Node.js: 8.11, 10.15, 10.16, 10.19, 12.19
  • npm: 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, 6.12, 6.14

How we do it:

STEP 1 - Install dependencies
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev
STEP 2 - Download & install NVM
curl -skL -o
STEP 3 - Apply profile updates
source ~/.profile
STEP 4 - Install Node.js
nvm install 12.19.0
STEP 5 - Update NPM version bundled with Node.js
npm install -g npm@6.14.8
STEP 6 - Verify install
node -v
npm -v

# Example output:
#   v12.19.0
#   6.14.8


The linting tools used for development are:


ESLint is a pluggable linting utility for JavaScript.

Versions we use:

  • 5.16.0

How we do it:

STEP 1 - Install ESLint globally
npm install -g eslint@5.16.0
STEP 2 - Install ESLint React plugin
npm install -g eslint-plugin-react
STEP 3 - Verify install
eslint -v

# Example output:
#   v5.16.0


GolangCI-Lint is a linters aggregator for Go.

Versions we use:

  • 1.46.0

How we do it:

STEP 1 - Install GolangCI-Lint
# binary will be $(go env GOPATH)/bin/golangci-lint
curl -sSfL | sh -s -- -b $(go env GOPATH)/bin v1.46.0
STEP 2 - Verify install
golangci-lint --version

# Example output:
# golangci-lint has version 1.46.0 built from 7c1d8b75 on 2022-05-09T11:16:24Z


There is no strict requirement on which IDE to use for development.

We use:

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is ‘a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop.’

Versions we use:

  • 1.55

Extensions we use:

  • ESLint 2.1.20
  • Go 0.24.2

Settings we use:

    "files.eol": "\n",
    "go.formatTool": "goimports",
    "go.lintTool": "golangci-lint",
    "go.lintFlags": [
    "go.useLanguageServer": false,
    "go.testOnSave": true,
    "[go]": {
        "editor.snippetSuggestions": "none",
        "editor.formatOnSave": true,
        "editor.codeActionsOnSave": {
            "source.organizeImports": true
    "[javascript]": {
        "editor.codeActionsOnSave": {
            "source.fixAll.eslint": true,
    "eslint.format.enable": true


Atom is ‘a hackable text editor for the 21st Century.’

Versions we use:

  • 1.36.1

Packages we use:

  • atom-ide-ui 0.13.0
  • go-plus 6.1.0

Settings we use:

      formatOnSave: true
      showDirectoryColumn: true
      args: "--fast"
      tool: "golangci-lint"
    test: {}

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