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Buying a Laptop for Programming ?


Best-Budget-Laptops-on-Amazon While the world uses a mobile phone or a tablet to use the Internet, you as a programmer, need a laptop to do programming. Here are the main specifications you should look for when shopping for a laptop for coding: Part Minimum Specification Preferred Specification Processor Intel i5, Quad core Intel i7, 6-core processor,…

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Why is online assessment more than moving offline tests to computers?


This question was asked on Quora. This is an extremely important question. This is also the one question that is ignored by education administrators and parents/students. So why is online assessment more than moving offline tests to computers? First, is it even possible to move offline tests to computers? To answer this question, let us…

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ACM Announces 2020 Turing Award Recipients


Every time we use a piece of computer software, on whatever device it may be, we are using an essential tool – a compiler. Computer programs written by us are in high-level languages like C, C++, Java, FORTRAN, etc. But the hardware of the computer does not understand these high-level instructions because the only language…

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What one fool can do, another can


Let that headline not offend you. This is from a book. A book titled “Calculus Made Easy” on “Differential Calculus and The Integral Calculus”, by Silvanus P. Thompson, F. R. S. (Fellow of the Royal Society). This was published in 1914. And since the math hasn’t changed, it is still available online, on Amazon in…

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The TCP/IP Protocol


What is TCP / IP?  TCP – Transmission Control Protocol   IP – Internetwork Protocol   TCP/IP refers to a collection of protocols   The name TCP/IP is misleading because TCP and IP are only two of the many  protocols in this collection of protocols.   TCP is a reliable connection-oriented protocol with the following features:  1. Allows error-free…

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Data Communications Protocols – Part 2


What is the OSI Model?  What are the seven layers of this model? OSI Reference Model is a standard approach to network design. It is developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO). The word “Open” signifies that the model deals with connecting open systems – that is, systems that are open for communication with other…

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