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Hello World

A simple Hello world program with just the main() method. main() method is an entry point for any java program i.e execution starts with the main method.

Main method has a predefined signature if not followed will lead to errors.
public class HelloWorld {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		System.out.println("Hello World !");
Lets understand the keywords used in the HelloWorld program:
  • public : public is the access specifier that makes the method public so that the method can be invoked outside of this file/package/project otherwise JVM will not be able to invoke main method.
  • static : static is the access modifier that marks the main method a class level member. As the main method is static, it can be invoked with class name without creating any instance of the class.
  • void : void marks the main method as void that it’s not going to return any value.

Compiling & Running the program from Terminal:

- Go to command prompt/Terminal
- Move inside the folder containing the program code
- Use JAVAC compiler to compile into .class file


- Use JAVA command to run .class file
JAVA HelloWorld