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Title BCS glossary of computing / edited by the BCS Academy Glossary Working Party ; members of the Working Party, Arnold Burdett, Dan Bowen, Aline Cumming, David Fuller, Frank Hurvid, Adrian Jackson, Percy Mett, Thomas Ng, Marianne Scheer, Alfred Vella, John Woollard ; former members of the Working Party (whose work is included in this edition), Diana Burkhardt, Diana Butler, Alan Hunter, Brian Jackson, John Jaworski, Laurie Keller, Penny Patterson, Tim Reeve, Graham Rogers, Hazel Shaw, John Southall.
Imprint Swindon [England] : BCS Learning & Development Limited, [2016]
Edition Fourteenth edition.

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Subject Electronic data processing -- Dictionaries.
Computers -- Dictionaries.
Information technology -- Dictionaries.
Alt Name Burdett, Arnold,
Bowen, Dan,
Butler, Diana, 1817?-1879,
Cumming, Aline,
Hurvid, Frank,
Jackson, Adrian,
Mett, Percy, 1945-
Ng, Thomas,
Scheer, Marianne,
Vella, Alfred,
Woollard, John,
Burkhardt, Diana,
Hunter, Alan,
Jackson, Brian,
Keller, Laurie,
Patterson, Francine,
Reeve, Tim,
Rogers, Graham,
Shaw, Hazel,
Southall, John,
Jaworski, John, 1945-
BCS Academy of Computing. Glossary Working Party.
Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Edition Fourteenth edition.
Note Online resource; title from title page (viewed October 3, 2016).
Includes index.
Contents Figures and tables -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Disclaimer -- How to use this glossary -- Part A. Overview: A1. General computing terms; A2. Using a computer; A3. Computing in everyday life; A4. Systems design and life cycle; A5. Describing systems -- Part B. Concepts: B1. Personal use of the internet; B2. The internet; B3. Data handling and information retrieval; B4. Commercial data processing (DP); B5. Control and monitoring; B6. Modelling and simulation; B7. Networking; B8. Artificial or machine intelligence; B9. Computer personnel; B10. Professionalism and ethics; B11. Computer security, abuse and related law; B12. Systems software -- Part C. Programming: C1. Programming concepts; C2. Programming (flow of execution); C3. Programming (subprograms); C4. Program syntax; C5. Describing programs; C6. Testing and running programs; C7. Programming languages -- Part D. Data: D1. Data representation; D2. Numeric data representation; D3. Managing data files -- Part E. Hardware: E1. Types of computer; E2. Input; E3. Memory; E4. Output; E5. Machine architecture; E6. Communication components; E7. Communication technology; E8. Truth tables and logic gates -- Part F. Effective use of computer applications: F1. Word processing and text manipulation; F2. Spreadsheets; F3. Graphics, design and digital imaging; F4. Sound; F5. User interface and documentation; F6. Specialised computer applications -- Part G. Reference: G1. Acronymns and abbreviations; G2. Units; G3. Filenames and filename extensions; G4. Geographical domain extensions; G5. ASCII code.
Summary The BCS Glossary is the most authoritative and comprehensive work of its kind on the market today. This unrivalled study aid and reference tool has newly updated entries and is divided into themed sections making it more than just a list of definitions.
ISBN 9781780173283
OCLC # 959889038

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