Browser: A software application that lets you visit web pages on the Internet
Character: A written character, usually associated with a letter of the alphabet
Console: A simple window for programming that can display output and (usually) process input
“Hello, World!”: A program or script that outputs “Hello World” to the console or has some other way of displaying the appropriate message
Integrated Development Environment (IDE): An application that provides a set of features that are used by software developers to create computer software
Online IDE: An IDE which can run your code through the Internet (often leveraging a browser)
String: A collection of Characters
You will need to have a
Browser installed on your machine. You have one because you are reading this article (well done).
You will then need to traverse to https://playcode.io, which you can actually do by just clicking the link right there, to the left.
Inevitably, the playcode environment automatically has a
Hello World message that it prints to the console.
Therefore, to make this easier (as the console log is actually relatively complicated) just delete everything in the code window, and replace it with the following:
Then in the top-right hand corner press the green play button.
At this point, the seminal
Hello World message appears in the main console screen!
The video guide
You can watch the whole video from start to finish!
But there is an important point:
However, it is the first building block on a programming journey that many people have started. It is also crucial to become familiar with the terminology and ideas behind programming, and this has been a great start.
You’ve done great. Well done!
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