NOTE: Dep was an official experiment to implement a package manager for Go. As of 2020, Dep is deprecated and archived in favor of Go modules, which have had official support since Go 1.11. For more details, see https://golang.org/ref/mod.
Welcome! This is documentation for dep, the "official experiment" dependency management tool for the Go language. Dep is a tool intended primarily for use by developers, to support the work of actually writing and shipping code. It is not intended for end users who are installing Go software - that's what
go get does.
This site has both guides and reference documents. The guides are practical explanations of how to actually do things with dep, whereas the reference material provides deeper dives on specific topics. Of particular note is the glossary - if you're unfamiliar with terminology used in this documentation, make sure to check there!
After installing dep, if you're using it for the first time, check out Creating a New Project. Or, if you have an existing Go project that you want to convert to dep, Migrating to Dep is probably the place to start.