March 25th, 2013
A Brief History Of Programming Languages
The first programmable computer was actually the Jacquard loom which was programmed to weave designs stored on cards with holes punched in them. The first modern electronic computers were built in the 1930′s. Early computers weren’t actually programmed at all; they were hardwired to perform a specific task.
Programming languages can be divided into two main categories; low-level and high-level. Low-level languages force the programmer to interact directly with the computer hardware using what is known as machine Read the rest of this entry »
June 12th, 2012
The Best Php Programming Schools In America
Whether you have always been interested in working with PHP programming or if you are just getting into the IT field and want to work with programming, it is possible to find the best PHP programming schools in America by using a few different resources.
When you attend a PHP programming school, you will have the opportunity to work with both PHP and SQL programming to build databases and work with creating your own PHP-based websites, depending on your ultimate goals in programming Read the rest of this entry »
August 5th, 2011
The Top 100 Programming Tools For Webmasters
It takes a lot of work and research when meddling in the programming business. There are many things to consider and take in when completing these processes. The websites or programs you create and host plus the purposes it is set to serve have to be in sync at all times. You would want when you create the program or website that the users be completely satisfied and in need of nothing else. One common issue found with certain programs is that you cannot do everything you need to in one place. This is not a problem for people Read the rest of this entry »
August 2nd, 2011
Distributing software in the modern age
Distributing software in the modern age can be difficult due to pirating. Pirating is the illegal practice of downloading software that you did not pay for. This problem is becoming widespread and due to this, it is of utmost importance that a company distributes software in a reliable manner.
One way to distribute software is through a retailer. If a retailer is willing to carry your product on its shelves, then the consumer has easy access to your product. Once people start using your product, word of mouth increases and the demand for your product increases. When people want your Read the rest of this entry »
July 30th, 2011
Out with the old, in with the new: modern software development
Programming has moved far beyond the days of using punch cards, and writing code in assembler or fortran. The languages themselves have become more structured and easy to use. C, C, Java, and other object-oriented programming languages make code much easier to read and understand. Even that progress has not been enough for the software development world.
Development environments have become far more powerful then their predecessors. Software can be built and debugged with a single click. These development environments can also check to find syntax errors, and they often times will help developers complete lines of code Read the rest of this entry »
July 5th, 2011
Where the Jobs are in Software Development
If you’re interested in software odds are you’re looking for a bigger and better job and for developers out there who really know their stuff, the opportunities are endless. Here are a few of the best industries to dig into if you’re trying to find a new gig in software development:
Energy: believe it or not there’s a lot of need for software among energy corporations. Drilling and sourcing are big business and require extensive personalized software so if you know more Read the rest of this entry »
April 30th, 2011
Embedded systems terminology: what you need to know
Embedded systems terminology: what you need to know. An embedded system is a type of computer system created for the purpose of carrying out different functions. Embedded systems are commonly seen in PC’s, mp3 players, and video game consoles. There are several different parts that are included in an embedded system. The following are some parts that are encountered in an embedded system: RAM, flash memory, and microprocessor. RAM, or random-access memory, is a storage place for volatile memory. Volatile memory is memory that is Read the rest of this entry »
April 16th, 2011
Setting up a software focus group
If you are looking for ways to check out the newest technology focus groups are for everyone, they are very informative and for all ages. They can be used in many different ways, depending on what whoever is reading this has in mind and can help anyone who looks. People already use focus groups to find out everything they need to know about a certain subject or many. Technology can help anyone with anything that they need help with and can do so for anyone Read the rest of this entry »
January 6th, 2011
Interacting with the user
One of the most important parts of any software is the user interface. When it comes to embedded software, it’s even more important that the interface does exactly what it needs to doand only what it needs to do. It should be clear from the beginning whether your system will even need a user interface or not. Embedded systems that do only one task will not need to interact with the user. The simplest forms of user interaction are simple buttons of LCD screens. Buttons will take up room on your embedded system hardware, and must be designed to be reliable.On other embedded devices (like GPS devices or some MP3 players), customers can use a touch screen to interact with the system, choosing where they want to go or what they want to listen to, respectively. This doesn’t take up any hardware space, but is more complex to program. A compromise between these two systems is placing buttons on the edge of the screen, whose meaning changes as the screen does. In this way, you can “recycle” your buttons and use them for different tasks.Some embedded systems are operated remotely. This is obviously the most complex method to set up, but it pays off in the long run, eliminating the need for buttons and graphic displays on the embedded system itself and letting developers create a less-constrained user interface than they would have been able to do otherwise.