A “hello world” program is a software program that prints out “Hello world!” on a display device. It is used in many introductory tutorials for teaching a programming language and many students use it as their first programming experience in a language.
Such a program is typically one of the simplest programs possible in a computer language. Some, however, are surprisingly complex, especially in some graphical user interface (GUI) contexts; but most are very simple, especially those which rely heavily on a particular command line interpreter (“shell”) to perform the actual output. In many embedded systems, the text may be sent to a one or two-line liquid crystal display (LCD) (and in yet other systems, a simple LED being turned on may substitute for “Hello world!”). [...]
After having pursued a masters degree at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU the expression ‘Hello World!’ acquired this whole new dimension to me.
On this blog, I plan on talking about my experiences with technology, with what I have called “patio” technology, where patio for me conveys the idea of a playground, of communal experience and sometimes low key or limited resources development. I will also comment on other random interests or life in New York City.