Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 57

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30 Chapter 1 The Big Picture 22. Distinguish between a systems programmer and an applications programmer. 23. What was the rationale behind the development of operating systems? 24. What constituted systems software? 25. What do the following pieces of software do? a. Loader b. Linker c. Editor 26. How was the program SPSS different from the programs that came before it? 27. Name five languages that were prominent during the fourth genera- tion of computer software. 28. Name several typical types of fourth-generation application software. 29. Name two design techniques. 30. What do we mean by the statement that the 1980s and 1990s must be characterized by the changing profile of the user? 31. Distinguish between computing as a tool and computing as a discipline. 32. Is computing a mathematical discipline, a scientific discipline, or an engineering discipline? Explain.
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Unformatted text preview: 33. Distinguish between systems areas and applications areas in computing as a discipline. 34. Define the word abstraction and relate it to the drawing in Figure 1.3. 35. Name four skills that each practitioner should master (according to Peter Denning). 36. Name the six subject subareas of computer science called systems areas that relate to understanding and building computing tools in general. 37. Name the six subject subareas of computer science called applications areas that relate to the computers use as a tool. 38. What does SIMD stand for? 39. What does MIMD stand for? 40. What is the fundamental question underlying all of computing (according to Peter Denning)? 41. What do Joseph Jacquard and Herman Hollerith have in common?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.

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