Hello world

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I’ve been thinking about the option of creating a blog (again) for some time now, and once again I’ve thought, I’m going to give it a try. I hope this time I can be a little more constant than in my past 😉 And how should I start? What does a developer normally start with? Yes, you probably may guess it:

Hello world!

There are probably no two words more recognized in the software development industry than these two 😉

As many of you may know, it is common practice to learn a programming language using these 2 famous words, printing in a simple program. But, do you know why "Hello, World!" and not other words?

As it appears in Wikipedia, the tradition of using this phrase as a test message was influenced by an example program in the seminal 1978 book The C Programming Language (you remember this great book by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie, right?). The example program in that book prints "hello, world", and was inherited from a 1974 Bell Laboratories internal memorandum by Brian Kernighan, Programming in C: A Tutorial.

You know, everything has an start.

Now it is done! Let’s see how it goes 😃