About the Book
New edition of the best-selling Dictionary of Computing: the most up-to-date reference source of its kind
Over 6,500 entries and more than 150 new to this edition
Covers all aspects of computing; from networking and databases, to the internet and multimedia
Contains biographical entries, feature panels on key topics, such as XML
Uses jargon-free and concise definitions
Provides recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Computing website
New to this edition
Fully revised and updated to include recent advances in computing
150 new entries
Recommended web links, accessible via the Dictionary of Computing website, that offer valuable extra information
Feature spreads on key topics, e.g. XML and applications of computers in other areas, e.g. accounting software, economic modelling, and bioinformatics
This best-selling dictionary has been fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing available. With expanded coverage of networking and databases, feature spreads on key topics, e.g. XML, and the addition of biographical entries, it is a comprehensive reference work encompassing all aspects of the subject. Containing over 6,500 entries -many new to this edition- it is as valuable for home and office users as it is indispensible for students of computing.
Recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Computing companion website, provide valuable further information. It also contains coverage of computer terms in industry, school, work, education, and the home, including the Internet, multimedia, networks and databases, and security. Terms are defined in a jargon-free and concise manner with helpful examples where relevant. This dictionary is suitable for anyone who uses computers, and is ideal for students of computing and the related fields of IT, maths, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences.
Readership: Anyone who uses computers at work or at home; an ideal reference for students and lecturers in computing or the related fields of maths, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences.