# What is Nit?
Nit is an object-oriented programming language. The goal of Nit is to propose a robust statically typed programming language where structure is not a pain.
So, what does the famous hello world program look like, in Nit?
print "Hello, World!"
# Feature Highlights
Nit's goal is to be usable by real programmers for real projects
- KISS principle
- Script-like language without verbosity nor cryptic statements
- Painless static types: static typing should help programmers
- Efficient development, efficient execution, efficient evolution.
Nit will help you to write bug-free programs
- Strong static typing
- No more NullPointerException
Nit's guideline is to follow the most powerful OO principles
# Getting Started
Get Nit from its Git repository:
$ git clone http://nitlanguage.org/nit.git
Ensure that dependencies (and recommendations) are installed:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential ccache libgc-dev graphviz libunwind7-dev
Build the compiler (may be long):
$ cd nit $ make
Compile a program:
$ bin/nitc examples/hello_world.nit
Execute the program: