Hello World

An illustration in the style of an 80s children's cartoon featuring a cheerful, anthropomorphic computer with a large, friendly face on its monitor, displaying the message 'HELLO WORLD!' in bold, blocky letters.

Ah, the timeless classic, “Hello World!” – an opening gambit so overused, it’s practically begging for a makeover. And yet, here we are, gallantly parading it as if we’ve discovered the linguistic equivalent of sliced bread. Welcome, dear reader, to the whimsical world of the Pikado.se blog, where we take the mundane and spin it into something mildly more amusing!

In our enchanting little corner of the internet, we’ll embark on a magical carpet ride through my kaleidoscope of work, sprinkle some sage advice on how to make your professional life less of a snore-fest, and dive into the existential question of whether coffee truly is the elixir of productivity. But before we solve the world’s problems, let’s take a nostalgic trip down memory lane to uncover the origins of our beloved “Hello World”.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (or, you know, in the 1970s), a knight named Brian Kernighan penned the first-ever “hello, world” spell in the ancient scrolls of the BCPL programming language documentation. This incantation was later popularized in the sacred texts of the C Programming Language, making it the go-to ritual for budding sorcerers of code to summon their first programs into existence.

"Hello, World!" program by Brian Kernighan (1978)

“Hello World” is not just a phrase; it’s a rite of passage, a digital handshake with the universe. It’s like saying, “Hey universe, it’s us, Pikado. we’re about to rock this coding gig.” And boy, does it come in a babel of tongues!

From Java‘s polite introduction:

class HelloWorld {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.out.println("Hello, world!");

To Python‘s no-nonsense greeting:

print("Hello, world!")

And even Malbolge‘s attempt, which looks suspiciously like someone fell asleep on their keyboard:


It’s the universal “Hey!” across the digital realm.

So, as we wrap up this historical odyssey (and our very first blog post, no less), we hope you found a nugget or two of amusement or, at the very least, didn’t fall asleep mid-scroll. Our journey may have begun with the most clichéd of greetings, but fear not, intrepid reader, for this is but the tip of the iceberg.

Though we may jest about our grand entrance, rest assured, Pikado is a treasure trove of skills and wizardry ready to be unleashed. Need to conjure up some magic of your own? Give us a holler.

And remember, we may not have changed the world with this post, but at least we’ve shared a chuckle. Until next time, keep your code clean and your coffee strong.

There you have it, folks! The not-so-epic saga of “Hello World,” served with a side of wit. Stick around; who knows what other tales we’ll tell?

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