Hello World

“What I do remember is that I had seen a cartoon that showed an egg and a chick and the chick was saying, “hello, world.”

~Brian Kernighan, Author of C Programming Language

The Origin of “hello world” came from the book A Tutorial Introduction to the Language B, by Brian Kernighan as a test phrase. From there, it started appearing in The C Programming Language and then travelled to all other coding languages that exist today.

Coders usually begin coding with “hello world” and as a result, it is frequently employed as a metric for programme success. If Hello World doesn't work well within the framework, more complex programmes are more likely to fail as well. Before the late 70s, computer scientists programmed using stacks of punch cards and when the Hello World programming arrived, game changed. The simultaneous introduction of the PDP-11, was a major contributor for the propagation of 'hello world.' The PDP-11 was marketed in over 600,000 units by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), with each device costing over $10,000!

Almost every programmer worked on acquired the skill of adding “hello world” at the beginning of their coding practice. Today, without the presence of the phrase, is considered to have errors in the code.