Hello World!

It’s fascinating how such a simple phrase which is likely to have been uttered in different context throughout human history has now become, and ever will be, typecast to computer programmers, tech types, and general geeks. In every programming language and development platform, there is a lesson plan that starts with creating a Hello World file–an exercise that allows the creation of something that announces itself to the world.

My first Hello World program was written in Q Basic. Next, I introduced myself to Visual Basic. In college, I wrote Hello World variations in machine language hexadecimal, binary, C++, C#, and Java. Since then, I have dabbled in Python, Java Script, and PHP. I guess since WordPress uses PHP, then this is technically a PHP exercise, but I have never done a Hello World post for any of my other WP sites.

I have considered creating my own tech blog for a couple years, but I could not decide which platform, format, or field to focus in. The ambition to create a site with thousands of unique viewers and visitors is not there, and too many great tech sites and blogs already exist on the world wide web. My only goal for this site is to write. The best course to follow seems to be no particular course at all, so the content of this blog will consists of indiscriminate, often incoherent, editorials etc.

This blog, being the random ramblings of just another techie in the Age of Information, will adhere to the convention of most generic guides for geeks, so as we begin the first chapter of the Network n8 blog, the first writing exercise is appropriately a simple ‘Hello World!’

Maybe I should be introducing myself in this post and writing about my history and experience in tech, but I’ll save that for another topic. This post is just to let my new tech blog say hello to the world.

-n8’s New WP Blog


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