As most of you probably already know, the "Hello World" program is the standard used to test the functionality of a program or a programming language. Most recently we've used the Hello World application to test out Shoes, the GUI toolkit we've been exploring lately. It worked beautifully, as you can see by the screenshot of the result.
If you haven't yet put on your Ruby Shoes, it's worth checking out. And, no, we don't have any affiliation to whytheluckystiff, the creator of the toolkit, nor are we getting any compensation. The code, after all, is open-source, which means free as in speech and beer. No, it's nothing of the sort that drives us to bring you ongoing tutorials about Shoes. The simple fact is we like Shoes. And we're going to keep walking around in them.
Oh, and Hello World programs? You can have a lot of fun with them, too.