The Birth Of Computer Programming - 1,003 words
... on to his unknowing daughter. The evidence in her control over the written word was found when she translated Luigi Ferdico Menabreas sketch of Babbage's Analytical Engine, written from the material he received in a lecture on the Analytical Engine given by Babbage. The piece was published for everyone to read, but it was written in French. Lovelace and Babbage saw then the need to publish an English version of the article, which Lovelace eagerly took as her chance to work with Babbage. Her knowledge of French was great, and she translated the piece with ease, but she became engrossed in the project, adding more details about the machine than the original article had. As work progressed, ...
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Computer Programming - 1,558 words
I push the button, I hear a noise, and the screen comes alive. My computer loads up and starts to process. I see the start screen for Windows 95, and I type in my password. Even though this takes time, I know that I will be able to do whatever I want to do without any trouble, without any glitches, without any questions. My computer is now easier to use and more user friendly because computer systems analysts have worked out the problems that many computer systems still have. It appears to me that a career choice needs to contain a number of different features: One, Will this area of interest mentally stimulate me as well as challenge me; Two, Is there a way of making a living in these areas ...
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Programming A Vcr - 391 words
Programming the timer on a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) can be very easy. First you need to be able to read the remote control. Next you need to know what time and what channel the program is going to be on. After that its just a matter of pushing a few buttons on the remote. With the remote control pointed at the TV, look for a button that reads program. Remotes vary, so it might be labeled menu, setup, or something like that. Push that button once. A new screen should appear on your TV. You are now in the main menu. From here, you can set the time, the channels, change the language and program the timer for recording. Look for the setting that says Timer Program Set. Once again because VC ...
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Scheme Programming Language - 1,539 words
Each programming language presents a particular world view in the features it allows, supports, and forbids. This series of articles describes the world view of the Scheme Programming Language. This view contains many elements desired in a modern programming language: multi-paradigm support, composable, reusable abstractions, ability to create languages specialized for particular applications, clean separation of the generic and the implementation specific, and scalability from stand alone utilities to major software systems. Scheme started as an experiment in programming language design by challanging some fundamental design assumptions. It is currently gaining favor as a first programming ...
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Scheme Programming Language - 1,458 words
... n slowly or are not very space efficient and then reliably transformed into programs which are smaller and run much faster--and are also correct. Code transformations become second nature to experienced Scheme programmers. When a function similar to the recursive function fact is seen, it tends to get written down in the iterative form. Scheme has several important advantages. Its elegantly simple, regular structure and trivial syntax avoids "special case" confusion. Its expressiveness means that one spends little time trying to work around the language--it lets users concentrate on *what* they want to say rather than on *how* to say it. Its support of a variety of styles (including OO, ...
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C++ Programming - 1,162 words
NOTES ON C++ PROGRAMMING Module 1: Pointers and Memory Management NOTES ON C++ PROGRAMMING Module 1: Pointers and Memory Management TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 OVERVIEW 4 BASIC MEMORY MANAGEMENT 5 GROUP ASSIGNMENT 6 INITIALIZATION 8 CONSTANTS 9 INCREMENT AND DECREMENT OPERATORS 10 ELSE-IF 13 SWITCH 14 LOOPS 15 EXAMPLES OF LOOPS 16 BREAK, CONTINUE 18 RETURN 19 FUNCTION DEFINITION: 21 VOID FUNCTIONS 22 FUNCTIONS RETURNING A VALUE 23 OVERVIEW Algorithms: A step-by-step sequence of instructions that describes how to perform a computation. Answers the question "What method will you use to solve this computational problem?" Flowcharts: Provides a pictorial representation of the algorithm ...
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Career In Computer Science And Programming - 529 words
In the year 1995, our family received their first ever computer. It was a Pentium I with a 75 MHz processor, 64 MB ram, a 16x CD-Rom, a 5-gigabyte hard drive, and Windows 95 operating system. I thought it was the coolest thing man has come to know. It had games, and a completely new world called the internet. Not only could you talk to people from all around the world, but also you could watch streaming videos, view pictures, and send e-mails with attached files. It was like the worlds fastest postal service. From that moment forward, I was intrigued and in mesmerized by computers, and that led to me choosing to spend the rest of my life with them. Ever since the birth of the first computer, ...
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Programming - 1,049 words
Let me say at the start that, as I write this, my experience is not that diverse, nor am I highly skilled in all the languages I've come into contact with yet. In the order I learned them, I know QBASIC, C, DrScheme, and Java. And, uh, Tierran. So when I say "imperative", I'm speaking from my C experience; "functional" refers to my DrScheme nightma..., er, experience, and "object-oriented" means Java, along with what I've heard about C++. My background in particular: QBASIC from early childhood to middle school or so. C starting after high school senior year. DrScheme in Caltech CS1 and CS2, freshman year. Java in CS3 the final third of freshman year. So, what programming philosophy is best? ...
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Programming - 1,089 words
... d Java (which does have garbage collection) is incredibly slow. Therefore, the chief problem with C, allocating memory before use, being careful only to use memory you own, and then freeing it after use, isn't really remedied by C++. OOP's idea of hiding data and functions that shouldn't be seen elsewhere can already be done in C, with the use of static variables and static functions, and proper use of headers. C doesn't have exactly the right functionality for this, in fact it's rather primitive, but it works fine, and was around long before C++. A good way to write clean code is to break up a program into discrete chunks, and then create black boxes that do the required actions. This w ...
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C Programming - 1,507 words
C programming for the complete newbie Hello there im Krisis you may have seen me on irc.hackersclub.com. Well I thought it was about time to write an article like everyone else. But unlike many others mine wont be on Hacking, Cracking, or Phreaking it's on C programming, you see I'm not the best hacker but I'm an ok programmer. So here it goes. This is based for absolute beginners so those of you like my friend Chrak wouldn't be interested in it. 1st lets talk about some of C 's history. C was invent by Dennis Ritchie and Kenneth Thompson. They modeled it after the language they were using called B. C was a subset of B hence the name. C was made because B was going out of style and they need ...
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Letter Of Recommendation - 418 words
Letter of Recommendation for Raj Rishi Chatterjee I should like to write a few words in support of Mr. Raj Rishi Chatterjee's application for graduate admission in your department. He is interested in pursuing his graduate work in the broad area of Computer Science. I have known Raj Rishi for two years. For two semesters, he was a student in my "Computer Systems and Organization" Class and laboratory course. In all the two semesters, he was one of my top students. I found him hard working and diligent to do the work assigned. More importantly, he is able to plan and organize his work efficiently. During the oral examinations, I found that he was perceptive and able to think logically. He als ...
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,585 words
... phonies of Gyrowetz and Haydn, and to study such other scores as were available I nthe incipiently cultured Boston that day. Soon thereafter every other city also sprouted its musical organization. Philadelphia, Cincinatti, St. Louis, San Francisco, and other communities as they attained a modicum of wealth and leisure attracted German and French immigrants to perform in the orchestras. Further development of the American orchestra should be attributed to visiting tours of European great orchestras. Germania Orchestra, having gained initial and greatest success in Boston responded to a demand from cities as far west as Beethoven and played Beethoven to sold out audiences. Members of this ...
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Bill Gates - 1,257 words
Bill Gates? When most people hear that name they think of money, power, and computers. These thoughts arent necessarily incorrect, but rather insufficient. Sure, Bill Gates has money, thirty-two billion and growing to be exact, and yes he has power, being the CEO of Microsoft as well as the wealthiest man in the country. But people cant look through their jealousy and envy to see what Mr. Gates actually stands for. He has influences the way businesses, schools, and organizations operate, with the creations his programs, and operating systems (Windows). As well Bill along with his wife, Melinda; have spent numerous hours in press conferences and funding campaigns. Together they have founded e ...
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Gates World - 626 words
Congrats to the man of the millennium Mr. Bill Gates. Bill developed the wonderful software that makes computing so much fun! As his company, Microsoft, surges for domination in the computing industry, I picture Bill installing little buttons under his desk for possible world take-over. Forget the Y2K bug, thats nothing! Through Windows I see Bill using Microsoft much like a chess move for world-wide Gates time! But dont worry, Im sure Bill has some pretty exciting plans for us. Microsoft will probably offer the Gates Home Computer. Provided that you paid your monthly fees, Windows2050 will connect you to the Gates Network where you would be linked to anyone and everyone. Firms will buy and ...
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Robert Maxwell - 1,366 words
Robert Maxwell: The Man and the Mystery by Anita Cheek Moon for The Paper Store, Inc. -- March VISIT www.paperwriters.com/aftersale.htm -- Robert Maxwell, the infamous tycoon who is remembered as much for his personality and ethics in his business dealings as he is for his accomplishments, died in 1991. Debates over his life and diversions, however, will loom well into the future. Perhaps fittingly, Maxwell is reported to have died while urinating off the side of his twenty-one million dollar yacht the Lady Ghislaine (Information Intelligence, 1991; Barker, 1998). Fittingly? Yes fittingly. Maxwell was reported to have enjoyed urinating off the tops of rooftops on unsuspecting crowds below (W ...
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Advanced Micro Devices - 1,358 words
International Production Facilities 6 Problematic Issues & Their Solutions 9 Appendix C Foreign Subsidiaries 13 Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), founded May 1st, 1969 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is one of the largest manufacturers of integrated circuits in the world. Founded originally by Jerry Sanders and seven others in a single room in 1969 with only $100,000, AMD now employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide and has annual revenues in excess of $2.4 billion. In 1978, AMD opened up international assembly facilities in Manila, Philippines, and expanded the Penang, Malaysia factory that they originally opened in 1973 as their first overseas manufacturing base. By the end o ...
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Microsoft - 1,505 words
Microsoft Corporation, leading American computer software company. Microsoft develops and sells a wide variety of computer software products in more than fifty countries. Microsoft's Windows operating systems for personal computers are the most widely use operating systems in the world. Microsoft had revenues of $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1998, and employs more than 27,000 people in 60 countries. Microsoft has it's headquaters in Redmond Washington. Microsoft's other well known products include, Word, a word processor; Excel, a spreadsheet program; Access, a database program; and PowerPoint, a program used for making business presentations. These products are sold separate ...
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Blockbuster - 1,011 words
David P. Cook created the first Blockbuster Video store in October 1985 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Cook intended to establish " video superstores" that would respond to the on going trends in the video industry during the 1980's because the number or households buying VCRs was increasing very much and so was the number of film titles. He wanted to create a store that would respond to the customer's needs such as: nice facilities, wide selections of videos, fast service, and convenience. A computer system was developed so that the company was able to track specific demographic data, customer's renting patterns, and the number of times a cassette has been rented, and the information was collected t ...
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Genesis, Your Vision For The Future - 2,190 words
GENESIS Your Vision for the Future GENESIS Corporation is a company that deals with production of computer software and business applications that are essential for successful conduct of business today. We strive to provide affordable, innovative software solutions to users worldwide by applying creativity, experience and teamwork. The result of our efforts is production of high quality business solutions that make our customers live easier and their businesses more profitable. With the customers as a center of our mission, we succeed to produce successful results on challenging products. In achieving of this goal, we accept the customers as equal partners that we can rely on. We hope that ...
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Genesis, Your Vision For The Future - 2,179 words
... ows based programs sitting unsold on the shelf; sales seemed to be concentrated in a handful of hit software. Moreover, it was the practice of many retailers to sell newly stocked programs for fully set price only for 30 to 60 days, after which they were sold at a discount. With retailers holding excess inventory, it was not uncommon to see titles that originally listed for $60 discounted to the $15 to $20 range. DFC Intelligence Research identified that retailers were most concerned with the difficulty of deciding what to buy and heavy price discounting due to increased competition. In 1994, retailers as well as direct marketers had become very careful in what they would stock. Buyers l ...
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