Hello World in C++

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This is how you would display “Hello World” in C++.

 

Hello World in C#

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This is how you would display “Hello World” in C#.

Hello World in Visual Basic .NET

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This is how you would display “Hello World” in Visual Basic.

The command line for compiling the program is the following:

In the previous line, /out specifies the output file, and /t indicates the target type.

Hello World in Java

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This is how you would display “Hello World” in your Java application.

We break the process of programming in Java into three steps:

  • Create the program by typing it into a text editor and saving it to a file named, say, HelloWorld.java.
  • Compile it by typing “javac HelloWorld.java” in the terminal window.
  • Execute (or run) it by typing “java HelloWorld” in the terminal window.

So, the code in our file would look like

To compile HelloWorld.java type the text below at the terminal

Once you compile your program, you can execute it. This is the exciting part, where the computer follows your instructions. To run the HelloWorld program, type the following in the terminal window:

That’s it!

Hello World in PowerShell

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This is how you would display “Hello World” in PowerShell.

Note: PowerShell commands also have the ability to be run in a script with the .ps1 extension but running scripts are disabled by default for security purposes. Firstly, you will need to set the Execution Policy. The cmdlet Get-ExecutionPolicy will show you that the initial policy is set to ‘Restricted’. This will prevent scripts from running. You can change it with the Set-ExecutionPolicy cmdlet. There are four options Restricted, Remote-signed, Signed and Unrestricted. We recommend Remote-Signed as it will allow you to run the scripts that you have created locally and still keep your machine secure.

So, just type

Now you can use notepad to create your first script. In Notepad type:

This will need to be saved in a file called something like HelloWorld.ps1.

Then from a PowerShell console type

The reason you need the .\ is because a PowerShell security feature ensures that you are targeting a specific script in a specific location,. And that’s all there is to it.

Hello World in Perl

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This is how you would display “Hello World” in Perl. It’s quite similar to Bash, but note the differences carefully!

Create a text file called hello_world.pl containing the following code:

Navigate to a directory where your hello_world.pl is located and make the file executable:
Now you are ready to execute your first perl script:

Hello World in Bash

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This is how you would display “Hello World” in Bash.

Create a text file called hello_world.sh containing the following code:

Navigate to a directory where your hello_world.sh is located and make the file executable:
Now you are ready to execute your first bash script:

Hello World in Javascript

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This is how you would display “Hello World” to the browser in Javascript.

 

Top 5 Databases for Web Developers

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When listening to developers talk about databases you will usually hear buzz words like robust, scalable, efficient, etc. Discussions will focus on the power of the DBMS (Database Management System) and how it integrates with other technologies. In our case, however, we don’t really care about most of those things. Instead we are going to be looking at the cost of getting started, tools, the user interface and availability of help, especially help for the beginner.

In the following list we’ll talk briefly about each DBMS, give you some pros and cons, and show you how to download and get started with each of them.

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