"A standard among computer science dictionaries." --Science Books and Films
Is Java what you have at the cybercafe, or is it a hotlink site? The world of computing advances by leaps and bounds on a daily basis, and the terms associated with this field change almost as rapidly as the technology. Now in its fifth edition, the Dictionary of Computing has been extensively revised and updated by a team of computer specialists, making it the most authoritative dictionary of computing available. There are now over 6,000 entries--2,000 more than in the fourth edition--as well as a comprehensive cross-referencing system, providing clear and concise definitions for the newest terms in computing.
The wide range of topics covered include computer applications in industry, the office, science, education, and the home; the means of achieving these applications--the hardware, software, computer organization, telecommunications, and user interaction; security, safety, and legal issues; underlying concepts and theories in computing and associated fields; and major computer manufacturers and organizations. Special emphasis is placed on terms widely used in relation to the latest advances in personal computing, computer graphics, networking, artificial intelligence, and computer security. Full coverage is also given to the Internet, World Wide Web, and multimedia programs.
From browser and sniffer program to millennium bug and spam, the Dictionary of Computing, Fifth Edition will prove invaluable to students and teachers of computing, and everyone who uses computers in the home, lab, or business.
Praise for previous editions:
"Useful for students and teachers of computer science and related disciplines, owners of personal computers, and anyone who uses a computer."--Sci-Tech News.