How Software Works

How Software Works

The Magic Behind Encryption, CGI, Search Engines, and Other Everyday Technologies

Book - 2015
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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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781593276669
Branch Call Number: 005.3 SPRAUL
Characteristics: xvii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jul 03, 2018

The writing of this book is rather terse, and some of its topics could have used more labored explanations (since its a short book, he would not have run into space constraints). As it is, I fear many may have to re-read some of the chapters to understand what he was saying. I found the chapters on graphics and search the least interesting, but I quite liked the early ones on security, passwords, and encryption.
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