The first program you learn in a basic survey of a new programming language. Sometimes, but not always the program's sole function is to output the words "Hello World" on the display.
I've been working with Enterprise Java for weeks, and I'm not even at the "Hello, World" level.
by ryon January 22, 2004
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The first program learned in any given programming language: very easy.
10 print"Hello, World"
System.out.println("Hello, World");
std::cout<<"Hello, World";
He doesn't know shit about hacking, hell, he couldn't even "hello, World"!
by Greg Weaver January 23, 2004
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The easiest, and first program any newbie would write. Applies for any language. Also what you would see in the first chapter of most programming books.
programming noob: Hey I just attended my first programming lesson earlier!
.NET Veteran: Oh? What can you do?
programming noob: I could make a dialog box pop up which says "Hello World!" !!!
.NET Veteran: lmao.. hey guys! look.. check out this "hello world" programmer

Console.WriteLine("Hello World")
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A common program written to demostrate the syntax of a programming language.
// Hello World In Java!
class HelloWorld()
public static void main(String args)
System.out.println("Hello world");
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A typical sample programming application that once written, demonstrates complete mastery of choice language, particularly in subclassing and, of course, database API's.
Dude, I spent 6 months developing this AI-based 3-tier search engine for this meeting, and Jon shows up with another great "Hello World" program and blows my ass away. Again.
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First phrase we learn in CS 101 to print in a computer software program.
She just created her first "hello world" program.
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First program a programmer normally writes.
#include <stdio.h>

int main()
printf("Hello World\n");

return 0;
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