10 April 2011

Commentary on the virgin post

In the software world, when faced with a new computer language or technology, it is common place for software developers to write a very simple program to test out the new technology. Through the ages, this program became known as a “Hello World” application, because it’s sole purpose was simply to display the text “Hello World” in as few lines of programming code as possible.

So now you know why that was my virgin post. And it only took 1 line of “code” and consisted of exactly 12 characters (including the space and the full stop). So that would make it the shortest Hello World program ever written. And you thought software programming was difficult. :)

1 comment:

  1. I don't believe you for a second... software programming is still difficult!

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