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A balanced introduction to computer science.

Author: David Reed
Publisher: Pearson, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., International edView all editions and formats
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This text uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling students to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own interactive Web pages with HTML and JavaScript.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Reed
ISBN: 9780132594448 0132594447 9780132166751 0132166755
OCLC Number: 693522029
Description: xx, 398 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Computer basics --
HTML and web pages --
The Internet and the web --
JavaScript and dynamic web pages --
JavaScript and user interaction --
The history of computers --
Functions and randomness --
Algorithms and programming languages --
Abstraction and libraries --
Computer science as a discipline --
Conditional execution --
Data representation --
Conditional repetition --
Inside the computer --
the von Neumann architecture --
JavaScript strings --
Inside the computer --
transistors and integrated circuits --
JavaScript arrays --
Computers and society.

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This text uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling students to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own interactive Web pages with HTML and JavaScript.

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"The textbook [Reed] explains a concept, shows the code, then give a pictorial example to reinforce that point. An excellent example is in chapter four when talking about ONMOUSEOVER and ONMOUSEOUT." Read more...

 
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