Hello World! v2.0

What is with this Hello World?

A lot of people are probably wondering why a fresh WordPress install comes with the intial Hello World! post by default.  For the non-techies and non-programmers it might be a mystery.

Since I am a programmer I look at it as something to do with the traditional Hello World program that almost every aspiring coder starts out with in class. By tradition, beginners are introduced to the programming language by letting them do the Hello World exercise. So this may have been intended as a nod to that tradition that the wonderful WordPress devs placed in their product.

It was a long time ago when I wrote my very first Hello World program in class using the C programming language.  It is nothing but a simple program meant to display the words “Hello World” on the screen or on a web browser.  I remember that writing it in C only took a few lines of code like this:


	printf("Hello, World!");

And so began my journey into the geek world of programming, computers and Linux.  Actually C wasn’t the first programming language I learned in school but the old, and perhaps obsolete (?), built-in database programming language on dBase III Plus Database Management System.  Along the way I have touched a little of C++ too, about 3 or 4 full school semesters of Java and then PHP, Javascript, some Assembly, and Bash scripting.

Through all those years, and up until now, Linux has been a big part in everything I did that is related to the computer.  From Red Hat 6, Fedora, SuSE, Mandrake/Mandriva, Kubuntu, then finally Ubuntu. I still have and use Windows because it seems I just can’t get rid of it that easily no matter how much I wanted to. Yeah, for work and games.

Today, I am writing this very blog on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

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Notice: This article was published on June 21, 2010 and the content above may be out of date.