This Computational Fairy Tale explains how loops work through the sad tale of Simon, the hapless apprentice to a blacksmith.
Computers can be programmed to make intelligent decisions. Does that make a computer intelligent?
Operating system software is a key part of all computers. But what are they and how do they work?
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects dumb devices like refrigerators to the internet and uses software to connect them to our daily lives.
A video concept, frames per second, also applies to computer screens
CRUD is a powerful concept used everywhere in software programming that uses a database.
Problems software programmers can do to practice their skills, from beginner to advanced.
How programmers use design patterns and anti-patterns to develop software.
A basic introduction to 3D printing with concepts, examples, and a glossary of 3D terminology.
While many people are familiar with floating point numbers in school math problems, they're very useful in computing.
Designers of products, content, and software use the concepts of destinations and systems to create content and apps for all our devices.
FTP is a mysterious yet extremely useful way to send data across computer networks. Here's a short overview with links.
You can use the concepts of game play to turn almost any task or information into a game. Assuming you can define game play.
While not as delicious as real cookies, website cookies provide a critical and useful benefit for anyone who uses a website.
Databases are mysterious but critical technology. Here's one simple way to describe them to kids (and adults).
The Principle of Least Astonishment sounds very Monty Python. But it is a key concept in software and interface design.
Bogons are not an evil race of aliens. But they do shine a light on one part of the internet little known outside of a few security technologists.
We've all used Captchas and found some impossible to solve. Here's why they exist, how they work, and less frustrating alternatives.
Algorithms control our lives online and offline. Here are some examples to show what is an algorithm and how they work.
A computer command used to diagnose network problems also lets you see how data hops across the internet.
APIs can be a fun, easy to use, and easy to learn way to retrieve and mash up data online.
Version control software captures an evolving snapshot of one set of code along with all changes in case older versions need to be retrieved.
Circuit diagrams are maps used to design and build electronic devices. This article describes connections, components, history, and tools used to create circuit diagrams.
Relational databases need to have their data organized a certain way.
When you think of architecture, you think buildings not information. However, information also needs careful design and structure in computing.
What are the differences between high level languages and machine languages? And how do these differences impact coding?
In the same way your bedroom may be impossible to enter if you let dirty clothes pile up, computers can crash and refuse to operate if their memory is stuffed with unused data.
Localhost is available on most computers, usually to display web pages. It's also useful to use to learn coding on your computer.
A clever technique to speed up database searches also is an interesting concept.