Whenever learning something new, it is best to start with a plan. That way you can measure and feel progress. To learn F#, this was the plan I put together.Read More
I was listening to a podcast today and it made me think about my very first days of programming. My first computer was a Commodore 64. It was an 8-bit processor with integrated color and sound boards which made it great for running computer games and doing simple programming. I got the Commodore 64 as a Christmas present in December of 1982.
"Hello World" is typically thought of as the simplest program you can write. The goal is just to output some text to an output device (file, monitor, messaging interface, ...). This simple program introduces basic concepts like compilation, syntax, runtime and one IO device. These programs are of no value in the real world, but tend to give the developer a sense of accomplishment.
A working "Hello World" program lets you know that your environment is working well enough to get started writing more complex applications.
In this case Hello World is a simple, basic, no value blog post to give me a small sense of accomplishment and let me know my blog platform is working as intended.