Computational thinking (CT) is a study of the problem-solving skills and tactics involved in writing or debugging software programs and applications.
Computational thinking is closely related to computer science, although it focuses primarily on the big-picture process of abstract thinking used in developing computational programs rather than on the study of specific programming languages. As a result, it often serves as an introduction to more in-depth computer science courses.
An acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM has become popular recently in discussions involving grade school and higher education curriculums. STEM proponents often seek to have a greater focus placed on an integrated STEM curriculum in U.S. public schools and universities in order to better prepare students for high-level tech jobs […]
- Windows 9
Windows 9 was the anticipated name of the follow-up to Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, but the company decided to instead go with the Windows 10 name. Codenamed Windows Threshold, Windows 10 (aka Windows 9) is expected to be released sometime in 2015. Windows 10 Departing from the Unified OS Interface? While Windows 8 focused […]
Spotlight is the name used for Apple Computer’s powerful search feature. Spotlight can be found on Mac OS X desktops and laptops as well as Apple iOS-powered devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple’s Spotlight feature debuted with Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” in April 2005. Spotlight can be accessed by clicking on […]
- Web Science
Web science is the study of the World Wide Web (“Web”) to understand what the Web is and to explore topics related to the impact the Web has on society and technology. Web science courses may vary from one educational institution to another, but students will generally learn and discuss topics that include the growth […]
- Use After Free
Use-After-Free vulnerabilities are a type of memory corruption flaw that can be leveraged by hackers to execute arbitrary code. Use After Free specifically refers to the attempt to access memory after it has been freed, which can cause a program to crash or, in the case of a Use-After-Free flaw, can potentially result in the […]