How Software Works

How Software Works

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

Book - 2015
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We use software every day to perform all kinds of magical, powerful tasks. It's the force behind stunning CGI graphics, safe online shopping, and speedy Google searches. Software drives the modern world, but its inner workings remain a mystery to many. How Software Works explains how computers perform common-yet-amazing tasks that we take for granted every day. Inside you'll learn: How data is encrypted How passwords are used and protected How computer graphics are created How video is compressed for streaming and storage How data is searched (and found) in huge databases How programs can work together on the same problem without conflict How data travels over the Internet How Software Works breaks down these processes with patient explanations and intuitive diagrams so that anyone can understand no technical background is required, and you won't be reading through any code. In plain English, you'll examine the intricate logic behind the technologies you constantly use but neve
Publisher: San Francisco, California :, No Starch Press,, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781593276669
Characteristics: xvii, 198 pages :,coloured illustrations ;,28 cm.


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