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How software works : the magic behind encryption, CGI, search engines, and other everyday technologies

Author: V Anton Spraul
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A guide for non-technical readers that explores topics like data encryption; computer graphics creation; password protection; video compression; how data is found in huge databases; how programs can work together on the same problem without conflict; and how map software finds routes."--
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V Anton Spraul
ISBN: 9781593276669 1593276664
OCLC Number: 899229274
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Encryption --
Passwords --
Web security --
Movie CGI --
Game graphics --
Data compression --
Search --
Concurrency --
Map routes.
Responsibility: by V. Anton Spraul.

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"A guide for non-technical readers that explores topics like data encryption; computer graphics creation; password protection; video compression; how data is found in huge databases; how programs can work together on the same problem without conflict; and how map software finds routes."--

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