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The Innovation in Computing Companion [electronic resource] : A Compendium of Select, Pivotal Inventions / by Gerard O'Regan.

Author/Creator:
O'Regan, Gerard author., Author,
Edition:
1st ed. 2018.
Publication:
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018.
Series:
Computer Science (Springer-11645)
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (XXI, 300 pages) : 121 illustrations, 77 illustrations in color.
Subjects:
Computers.
Technology-History.
Computer hardware.
Microcomputers.
Local subjects:
History of Computing. (search)
History of Technology. (search)
Computer Hardware. (search)
Personal Computing. (search)
System Details:
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Summary:
This encyclopedic reference provides a concise and engaging overview of the groundbreaking inventions and conceptual innovations that have shaped the field of computing, and the technology that runs the modern world. Each alphabetically-ordered entry presents a brief account of a pivotal innovation and the great minds behind it, selected from a wide range of diverse topics. Topics and features: Describes the development of Babbage's computing machines, Leibniz's binary arithmetic, Boole's symbolic logic, and Von Neumann architecture Reviews a range of historical analog and digital computers, significant mainframes and minicomputers, and pioneering home and personal computers Discusses a selection of programming languages and operating systems, along with key concepts in software engineering and commercial computing Examines the invention of the transistor, the integrated circuit, and the microprocessor Relates the history of such developments in personal computing as the mouse, the GUI, Atari video games, and Microsoft Office Surveys innovations in communications, covering mobile phones, WiFi, the Internet and World Wide Web, e-commerce, smartphones, social media, and GPS Presents coverage of topics on artificial intelligence, the ATM, digital photography and digital music, robotics, and Wikipedia Contains self-test quizzes and a helpful glossary This enjoyable compendium will appeal to the general reader curious about the intellectual milestones that led to the digital age, as well as to the student of computer science seeking a primer on the history of their field. Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement, mathematical approaches to software quality, and the history of computing. He is the author of such Springer titles as World of Computing, Concise Guide to Formal Methods, Concise Guide to Software Engineering, and Guide to Discrete Mathematics.
Contents:
Background
ABC Computer
Ada Programming Language
Agile Methodology
Amdahl 470 and 580
Analytic and Difference Engines
Apple II and Macintosh
Intelligence and Applications
Atari Video Games
Automated Teller Machine
AXE System
Binary Number System
Boolean Algebra and Digital Computing
C and C++ Programming Languages
Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems
CMMI and Software Process Improvement
Colossus and Code Breaking at Bletchley Park
Commodore PET and 64
COBOL and Compilers
Databases
DEC PDP 11 and VAX 11/780 Minicomputers
Digital Photography
EDVAC and ENIAC Computers
Eliza Program
Email Communication
E-Commerce
Formal Methods
GPS System
Graphical User Interface and Human Computer Interaction
Harvard Mark I Computer
Hollerith's Tabulating Machine and the birth of IBM
Integrated Circuits
Internet
Iridium System
Java Programming Language
LEO Computers
Manchester Baby and Mark I Computers
Microprocessor
Mobile Phone
Mouse
Player and Digital Music
MS/DOS Operating System
Office Software
Open Source Software
Object-Oriented Paradigm
Personal and Home Computers
Robotics
Smartphones and Social Media
Software Inspections
Software Lifecycles
The System/360 Revolution
Transistor
UNIX Operating System
Von Neumann Architecture
WiFi Technology

World Wide Web
and Z4 Computers
Epilogue.
Contributor:
SpringerLink (Online service)
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Springer eBooks
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Printed edition:
ISBN:
978-3-030-02619-6
9783030026196
9783030026189 (Printed edition)
9783030026202 (Printed edition)
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-02619-6 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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