Hello, world! Programs are usually written to make the text “Hello, world!” appear on a computer screen. This is also a basic sanity check for an installation of a new programming language. The first Hello World program appeared in chapter 1.1 of the first edition of Kernighan & Ritchie’s original book about C, ‘The C Programming Language’, in 1978. This is considered to be the first ever “Hello World!” program.
There are hundreds of programming languages used in the professional industry and university/college academics. One needs to be familiar and able to program with at least few programming languages to be successful.
Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) offers few computer science courses to students online and at no charge. Programming Abstractions course covers advanced programming topics such as recursion, algorithmic analysis, and data abstraction using the C++ programming language, which is similar to both C and Java.
This article presents a list of C and C++ programming courses which are freely available online on different university websites in the form of OpenCourseware.
People consider computer programming a little tiresome but some find it more enjoyable. Every programmer has to keep up with the latest trends coming in the programming languages. Most of the programmers start programming in C as it is the most commonly used programming language for writing operating systems and applications.
As a programmer I used different ways to improve my programming skills, like reading/writing code, working with experienced programmers and reading blogs and websites. I have listed few of the points here which in my opinion will be quite useful for novice programmers.
At my present job I am responsible for web applications administration and security. I lead automation team in all implementation aspects, including project management, process analysis, workflow design, configuration data set-up, systems interface development, system installation, testing, training, go-live, and post-implementation monitoring. One of the major challanges in web applications domain is web development security.
There are always few little known or hidden features in each programming language. At StackOverflow.com someone started a series of posts “Hidden features of” programming languages. The Hidden Features series is great for people who are new to a certain language.