Computer Science: An Overview
This book truly lives up to its title, providing an introduction to the entire computer science discipline. This broad coverage, combined with clear explanations, has made it the leading textbook for the beadth-first/CS0 course. The text is unique in that it avoids presenting topics from the perspective of any particular programming language. Moreover, the text communicates the dynamics of computer science by presenting topics in a historical perspective in which past developments, the current state of the art, and directions of research are discussed. The result is a balanced, realistic picture of computer science, including such topics as programming languages, operating systems, algorithms, software engineering, networking, database design, artificial intelligence, and machine architecture. This seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to discuss important trends in such areas as networking and the Internet, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. Topics added include open-source development, associative memory, XML, and C#. Thought-provoking discussions of ethical and legal issues revolving around computing are integrated into each chapter rather than being presented as separate, isolated topics.
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Moreover, developers of application software would not have to develop products
that were compatible with multiple operating system designs. However, these
arguments overlook many of the realities of today's society. In particular, the ...
The Internet software layers Application Transport Network Link layer. The
message is received by the link layer at the destination and passed back up the
hierarchy until it is delivered to the application layer at the message's destination.
In particular, the DBMS can use the entire database schema for its internal needs
but can require that the application software employed by each user remain
within the bounds described by that user's subschema. Still another reason for ...
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This book was assigned reading for the opening class to my MSIT. I found it a great refresher for a large part of my original CS degree. It is well put together and fairly easy to read. Lots of useful ... Read full review
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Great book to introduce the theory and practical concepts of computer science. Read full review
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