A brief history of computing o regan gerard. A Brief History of Computing 2nd Edition 2019-02-15

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A Brief History of Computing (2nd ed.) by Gerard O'Regan (ebook)

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

As such, it will be of great benefit to students of computer science, while also capturing the interest of the more casual reader. O'Regan's book certainly merits careful consideration as an undergraduate text, as it has much to offer. Computing in Early Civilisations What is a Computer? This is a book that could not be used as a text in the history of computing until at least the late sophomore level. As such, it will be of great benefit to students of computer science, while also capturing the interest of the more casual reader. As towns and communities evolved there was a need for increasingly sophisticated calculations. This useful and lively text provides a comprehensive introduction to the key topics in the history of computing, in an easy-to-follow and concise manner. Focusing on the fundamental areas in the computing field, this clearly written and broad-ranging text will catch the attention and greatly benefit computer science students.

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9781848000834: A Brief History of Computing

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

The book covers significant areas and events in the field from the beginnings of computation in 3000B. Even though there is a good amount of content in the book, and one indeed gets a grasp of how nowadays computing came to be, I did not find the reading enjoyable. Features: ยท Ideal for undergraduate courses, it offers many pedagogical features such as chapter-opening key topics, chapter introductions, exercises, chapter summaries, glossary, etc. In addition, it is suitable for self-study, and will also be of interest to the more casual reader. It covers the significant areas and events in the field - from the ancient Egyptians through to the present day - and both gives the reader a flavour of the history and stimulates further study in the subject. This makes the book a valuable read and a good textbook. I checked this out from my library because I wanted some background info on computer programming.

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A Brief History of Computing by Gerard O'Regan

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

As towns and communities evolved there was a need for increasingly sophisticated calculations. It covers the significant areas and events in the field - from the ancient Egyptians through to the present day - and both gives the reader a flavour of the history and stimulates further study in the subject. He has published A Practical Approach to Software Quality and Mathematical Approaches to Software Quality. This expanded and revised new edition also examines the evolution of programming languages and the history of software engineering, in addition to such revolutions in computing as the invention of the World Wide Web. The description and introduction made it sound great, but the body was so poorly written I couldn't even get through the first chapter. This expanded and revised new edition also examines the evolution of programming languages and the history of software engineering, in addition to such revolutions in computing as the invention of the World Wide Web. Finally there is a closing conclusions section, which basically repeats the same that the introduction said to the point that I started skipping them too.

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A Brief History of Computing

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

This helps communicate a message that 'computing' is not just about calculation or data processing, but a complex topic that intersects with the history of business delivery, quality standards, and process governance. Some information are not relevant, put seems to be there just to fit some space in the chapter. Book Summary: The title of this book is A Brief History of Computing and it was written by. It does not require studies in computer science in order to be understood and appreciated. Currently, the book just look like a series of rather unrelated texts with no common vision.

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A Brief History of Computing by Gerard O'Regan

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

Moreover, what is really missing is some nice story puting everything together. This lively and fascinating text traces the key developments in computation โ€” from 3000 B. References to the figures in the book were consistently slightly out of place too. Also, there are an awful lot of untruths concerning knowledge in the Middle Ages. The footnotes are ridiculous for the most part.

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9781447123583

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

The history of computing has its origins at the outset of civilization. . This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. It does not require studies in computer science in order to be understood and appreciated. Helpful pedagogical elements such as exercises and chapter summaries are included. Helpful pedagogical elements such as exercises and chapter summaries are included.

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A Brief History of Computing

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

This book gives, as its title mentions, a brief history of computing across the ages, concentrating mostly on the late 19th century onwards, with mentions about important events and persons in older eras. There are a lot of photos of people that did something in computer science, but frankly I don't think that these portraits constitute the better way to explain the wonderful story of computing. The history of computing has its origins at the outset of civilization, and the need for increasingly sophisticated calculations has grown as towns and communities evolved. The book is a good size; it is not too big physically, and not too detailed for an undergraduate treatment or for a general reader who wants an overview that can be easily digested over a rainy weekend. The book covers significant areas and events in the field from the beginnings of computation in 3000B.

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A Brief History of Computing

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

Many books on computer science history emphasize only one or two areas โ€” usually hardware development and the commercial history. This book traces the evolution of computation, from early civilisations 3000 B. This expanded and revised new edition also examines the evolution of programming languages and the history of software engineering, in addition to such revolutions in computing as the invention of the World Wide Web. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the most significant events and concepts in the history of computing, the book embarks upon a journey from ancient Egypt to modern times; taking in mechanical calculators, early digital computers, the first personal computers and 3G mobile phones, among other topics. If you're going to write a history book, maybe read one first. This clearly written and broad-ranging text both gives the reader a flavour of the history and stimulates further study in the subject. For example, at the beginning of each chapter there is an introduction that mentions a summary of what each subsection is about with, in my opinion, little emphasis on how the subsections are connected, giving little value to the point that I started skipping introductions.

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A Brief History of Computing by Gerard O'Regan

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

This is followed by a chapter in the foundations of computing. As such, it will be of great benefit to students of computer science, while also capturing the interest of the more casual reader. Offers a comprehensive account of the history of computing Traces the beginnings of computation from 3000 B. The history of computing has its origins at the outset of civilization, and the need for increasingly sophisticated calculations has grown as towns and communities evolved. It was published by Springer and has a total of 272 pages in the book.

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A Brief History of Computing by Gerard O'Regan

a brief history of computing o regan gerard

Focusing on the fundamental areas in the computing field, this clearly written and broad-ranging text will catch the attention and greatly benefit computer science students. This lively and fascinating text traces the key developments in computation from 3000 B. It was well written, gave a nice quick overview and was technically-sufficient to be effective but not overly complicated. I was eager to read this book, but when I received it I was extremly disappointed by its content. The book aims at the general reader or student with some general mathematical background knowledge and some experience with computers who needs a short offline encyclopedia. The book covers significant areas and events in the field from the beginnings of computation in 3000B. This book is much broader in scope.

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