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How Software Works

How Software Works

The Magic Behind Encryption, CGI, Search Engines, and Other Everyday Technologies

  • Author: V. Anton Spraul
  • Publisher: No Starch Press
  • ISBN: 1593277172
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 216
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We use software every day to perform all kinds of magical, powerful tasks. It's the force behind stunning CGI graphics, safe online shopping, and speedy Google searches. Software drives the modern world, but its inner workings remain a mystery to many. How Software Works explains how computers perform common-yet-amazing tasks that we take for granted every day. Inside you'll learn: –How data is encrypted –How passwords are used and protected –How computer graphics are created –How video is compressed for streaming and storage –How data is searched (and found) in huge databases –How programs can work together on the same problem without conflict –How data travels over the Internet How Software Works breaks down these processes with patient explanations and intuitive diagrams so that anyone can understand—no technical background is required, and you won't be reading through any code. In plain English, you'll examine the intricate logic behind the technologies you constantly use but never understood. If you've ever wondered what really goes on behind your computer screen, How Software Works will give you fascinating look into the software all around you.

How Software Works

How Software Works

  • Author: Ron White
  • Publisher: Ziff Davis Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 198
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A guide to the functions and operation of computer software explains how software and hardware work together, discussing operating systems, programming languages, and database, spreadsheet, word processing, graphics, communications, Windows, and utility software products. Original.

Software Theory

Software Theory

A Cultural and Philosophical Study

  • Author: Federica Frabetti
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1783481986
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 220
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This book engages directly in close readings of technical texts and computer code in order to show how software works. It offers an analysis of the cultural, political, and philosophical implications of software technologies that demonstrates the significance of software for the relationship between technology, philosophy, culture, and society.

Confident Coding

Confident Coding

Master the Fundamentals of Code and Supercharge Your Career

  • Author: Rob Percival
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749479647
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
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If you want to master the fundamentals of coding and kick start your career, Confident Coding is the book for you. Everyone has a digital life, but too few truly understand how the software that dominates the world actually works. Coding is one of the most in demand skills on the job market and grasping the basics can advance your creative potential and make you stand out from the crowd. Rob Percival gives you a step-by-step learning guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, building iPhone apps, building Android apps and debugging. On reading this book and honing your skills through practice, you will be able to code in each of these languages, build your own website, build your own app and have the confidence to supercharge your employability. Confident Coding provides you with the roadmap you need to enhance your professional life through coding, with insightful and inspirational guidance, including real life success stories, on how to use your new skills. The ability to code can give your CV the edge on the competition, give you greater autonomy and improve your work performance. If you are a self-employed entrepreneur, being able to create your own website or app can grant you valuable freedom and revolutionize your business. If you are an aspiring developer, this book will give you the building blocks to embark on this career path.

Software Business

Software Business

8th International Conference, ICSOB 2017, Essen, Germany, June 12-13, 2017, Proceedings

  • Author: Arto Ojala,Helena Holmström Olsson,Karl Werder
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319691910
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 211
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2017, held in Essen, Germany, in June 2017. The 11 full papers and 5 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 30 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: software startups and platform governance; software business development; software ecosystems and App stores.

Understanding IT

Understanding IT

A Manager's Guide

  • Author: Dave Aron,Jeffrey L. Sampler
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780273682080
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 186
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'Information Technology is like fire. It has the power to transform or destroy companies.' "All senior managers are making strategic decisions driven and enabled by the capabilities of information technology. Finally there is a clearly written and accessible book for senior managers to understand the underlying technologies that will drive their businesses. Senior managers should add this book to their management tool kit for daily reference in shaping competitive strategies." Peter Weill, Director, Center for Information Systems Research, Sloan School of Management, MIT Understanding IT: A Managers Guide by Dave Aron and Jeffrey L Sampler offers you the opportunity to become familiar with not only information technologies of today, but also the technology of the future. Written in an engaging style, the book explains IT concepts with superb clarity. In this way it serves as the driving force that will enable you to successfully exploit existing technology and to realize the potential of emerging technologies in your organization. ". . . Now, more than ever, general managers must strive to understand technology, in order to ensure that it is well implemented in their organisations, and to inform their corporate strategy. We will continue to see those that succeed in this achieve greater success than those who treat IT as a black box and 'leave it to the IT department'. I have had to acquire my understanding of the IT sector through experience and application. I wish I'd had this book as the starting point in that process!" David Levin, CEO, Symbian Ltd Understanding IT: A Managers Guide is an ideal companion for general business managers and for students of management, particularly at MBA level. "Enthusiasm for the subject shines through and helps make for a stimulating read." Paul Blanchard, Principal Lecturer, Business School, Oxford Brookes University The Authors Dave Aron is a Strategy Consultant and a Teaching Fellow at London Business School. Jeffrey L Sampler is Associate Professor of Information Management and Strategy at London Business School.

Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 2, 2nd Edition

Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 2, 2nd Edition

Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager

  • Author: Rex Black
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1492016292
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 536
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This book teaches test managers what they need to know to achieve advanced skills in test estimation, test planning, test monitoring, and test control. Readers will learn how to define the overall testing goals and strategies for the systems being tested. This hands-on, exercise-rich book provides experience with planning, scheduling, and tracking these tasks. You'll be able to describe and organize the necessary activities as well as learn to select, acquire, and assign adequate resources for testing tasks. You'll learn how to form, organize, and lead testing teams, and master the organizing of communication among the members of the testing teams, and between the testing teams and all the other stakeholders. Additionally, you'll learn how to justify decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable. With over thirty years of software and systems engineering experience, author Rex Black is President of RBCS, is a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing, and is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. He has published a dozen books on testing that have sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide. He is past president of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and a director of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB). This book will help you prepare for the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager exam. Included are sample exam questions, at the appropriate level of difficulty, for most of the learning objectives covered by the ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus. The ISTQB certification program is the leading software tester certification program in the world. With about 300,000 certificate holders and a global presence in over 50 countries, you can be confident in the value and international stature that the Advanced Test Manager certificate can offer you. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the new ISTQB Advanced Test Manager 2012 Syllabus, and the latest ISTQB Glossary. This edition reflects Rex Black's unique insights into these changes, as he was one of the main participants in the ISTQB Advanced Level Working Group.

Critical Theory and the Digital

Critical Theory and the Digital

  • Author: David M. Berry
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441173609
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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This Critical Theory and Contemporary Society volume offers an original analysis of the role of the digital in today's society. It rearticulates critical theory by engaging it with the challenges of the digital revolution to show how the digital is changing the ways in which we lead our politics, societies, economies, media, and even private lives. In particular, the work examines how the enlightenment values embedded within the culture and materiality of digital technology can be used to explain the changes that are occurring across society. Critical Theory and the Digital draws from the critical concepts developed by critical theorists to demonstrate how the digital needs to be understood within a dialectic of potentially democratizing and totalizing technical power. By relating critical theory to aspects of a code-based digital world and the political economy that it leads to, the book introduces the importance of the digital code in the contemporary world to researchers in the field of politics, sociology, globalization and media studies.

How Multimedia Works

How Multimedia Works

  • Author: Erik Holsinger
  • Publisher: Ziff Davis Press
  • ISBN: 9781562762087
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 198
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Stunning graphics and lucid text make this a guide for everyone who is curious about multimedia and how it affects our lives, including multimedia that surrounds us, creating a multimedia project, and technologies used for such special effects as 3D animation. Original. (Beginner).

Strategic Software Engineering

Strategic Software Engineering

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Author: Fadi P. Deek,James A. M. McHugh,Osama M. Eljabiri
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420031112
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 360
  • View: 4094
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The pervasiveness of software in business makes it crucial that software engineers and developers understand how software development impacts an entire organization. Strategic Software Engineering: An Interdisciplinary Approach presents software engineering as a strategic, business-oriented, interdisciplinary endeavor, rather than simply a technical process, as it has been described in previous publications. The book addresses technical, scientific, and management aspects of software development in a way that is accessible to a wide audience. It provides a detailed, critical review of software development models and processes, followed with a strategic assessment of how process models evolved over time and how to improve them. The authors then focus on the relation between problem-solving techniques and strategies for effectively confronting real-world business problems. They also analyze the impact of interdisciplinary factors on software development, including the role of people and business economics. The book concludes with a brief look at specialized system development. The diverse backgrounds of the authors, encompassing computer science, information systems, technology, and business management, help create this book's integrated approach, which answers the demand for a comprehensive, interdisciplinary outlook encompassing all facets of how software relates to an organization.