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The classical introductory exercise. Just say "Hello, World!".

"Hello, World!" is the traditional first program for beginning programming in a new language or environment.

The objectives are simple:

  • Write a function that returns the string "Hello, World!".
  • Run the test suite and make sure that it succeeds.
  • Submit your solution and check it at the website.

If everything goes well, you will be ready to fetch your first real exercise.


There are two different methods of getting set up to run the tests with Objective-C:

  • Create an Xcode project with a test target which will run the tests.
  • Use the ruby gem objc as a test runner utility.

Both are described in more detail here: http://exercism.io/languages/objective-c

Submitting Exercises

When submitting an exercise, make sure your solution file is in the same directory as the test code.

The submit command will look something like:

exercism submit <path-to-exercism-workspace>/objective-c/hello-world/HelloWorld.m

You can find the Exercism workspace by running exercism debug and looking for the line beginning with Workspace.


This is an exercise to introduce users to using Exercism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Hello,_world!%22_program

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.


#import <XCTest/XCTest.h>

#if __has_include("HelloWorldExample.h")
# import "HelloWorldExample.h"
# else
# import "HelloWorld.h"


@interface HelloWorldTest : XCTestCase


@implementation HelloWorldTest

- (HelloWorld *)helloWorld {
  return [[HelloWorld alloc] init];

- (void)testNoName {
  NSString *input = nil;
  NSString *expected = @"Hello, World!";
  NSString *result = [[self helloWorld] hello:input];
  XCTAssertEqualObjects(expected, result);

- (void)testSampleName {
  NSString *input = @"Alice";
  NSString *expected = @"Hello, Alice!";
  NSString *result = [[self helloWorld] hello:input];
  XCTAssertEqualObjects(expected, result);
- (void)testOtherSampleName {
  NSString *input = @"Bob";
  NSString *expected = @"Hello, Bob!";
  NSString *result = [[self helloWorld] hello:input];
  XCTAssertEqualObjects(expected, result);

//  HelloWorld.m
//  Hello_world
//  Created by Venkatesanayil.chida on 18/04/21.

#import "HelloWorld.h"


@implementation HelloWorld

- (NSString *)hello:(nullable NSString *)input {
    return [NSString stringWithFormat:@"Hello, %@!", input ?: @"World"];



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