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So a kilobyte is 2 bytes bytes , a megabyte is 2 bytes 30 1,, bytes , a gigabyte is 2 bytes 1,,, bytes and so on. At most universities the first course in computer science is predominantly a programming course. While it is true that many trained computer scientists spend time programming, there is a lot more to the discipline than just programming.
So why do we study programming first? A Stanford computer scientist named Don Knuth answers this question by saying that the common thread to most of computer science is that we all in some way work with algorithms. Algorithm A stepbystep description of how to accomplish a task. Knuth is an expert in algorithms, so he would naturally be biased to think of them as the center of computer science. He claims that what is most important is not the algorithms themselves, but rather the thought process that computer scientists employ.
Knuth has said: It has often been said that a person does not really understand something until after teaching it to someone else.
Actually a person does not really understand something until after teaching it to a computer, i. Knuth is describing a thought process that is common to most of computer science which he refers to as algorithmic thinking.
So we study programming not because it is the most important aspect of computer science, but because it is the best way to explain the approach computer scientists take to solving problems. Algorithms are expressed as computer programs. The Process of Programming The word code describes program fragments "these four lines of code" or the act of programming "Let's code this into Java". Once a program has been written, you can execute it.
ProgramExecution The act of carrying out the instructions contained in a program. The process of execution is often called running. It can be used as a verb, "When my program runs it does something strange. In the early days programmers entered numbers like these directly into the computer. Obviously this is a tedious and confusing way to program a computer and we have invented all sorts of mechanisms to simplify this process.
Such programs cannot be run directly on a computer.
They first have to be translated into a different form by a special program known as a compiler. Compiler A program that translates a computer program written in one language into an equivalent program in another language often, but not always, translating into machine language.
A compiler that translates directly into machine language creates a program that can be executed directly on the computer. We refer to such a program as an executable and we refer to such compilers as native compilers because they compile code to the lowest possible level the native machine language of the computer.
This approach works well when you know exactly what computer you want your program to execute on. But what if you want to execute a program on many different computers?
Using this approach you'd need a compiler that generates different machine language output for each different computer. The designers of Java decided to use a different approach. They cared a lot about being able to run on many different computers because they wanted to have a language that worked well for the web.
People who write applets Java programs that live inside web pages want those programs to run on many different computers.
Instead of compiling into machine language, Java programs are compiled into what are known as Java bytecodes. These bytecodes represent an intermediate level. They aren't quite as highlevel as Java but they also aren't quite as lowlevel as machine language. The key thing is that one set of bytecodes can execute on many different machines. Java bytecodes are similar to machine language. This isn't an actual machine but it's similar to actual machines.
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A Back to Basics Approachuses a layered strategy to introduce Java programming, with the aim of overcoming the difficulty associated with introductory programming textbooks. The authors' proven and class-tested "back to basics" approach introduces programming fundamentals first, with new syntax and concepts added over multiple chapters, and object-oriented programming discussed only once readers have developed a basic understanding of Java programming.
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