7 Computer Terms You Should Know

 My goal is to be a true computer scientist, an expert in my field.  I need to be able to teach and explain difficult concepts. Here are a few computer terms you should know.

1. Namespace - a keyword in C# that is used to declare a scope that contains a set of related objects. You can use a Namespace to organize code elements and to create globally unique types.

2. .Net - an open source developer platform, created by Microsoft for building many different types of applications.  With .Net you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build for the web, mobile, desktop, games, and IoT.

3. C# - (pronounced C Sharp) - is a modern, object-oriented, and type safe programming language.

4. DLL - (Dynamic Link Library) - Microsoft's implementation of a shared library concept in the Microsoft Windows and O/S 2 operating systems. File extensions - dll, ocx, and drv. A DLL is a library that contains the code and data that can be used by more than one program at the same time.

5. Database - an organized collection of structured information, or data, typically stored electronically in a computer system. A database is usually controlled by a Database Management System (DBMS).

6. Operating System - a program that manages a computer's resources, especially the allocation of these resources among other programs. Typical resources include the CPU, computer memory, file storage, input / output devices, and network connections.

7. IoT - The Internet of Things describes the network of physical objects - "things" - that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet.

I once had a computer dictionary. I plan to order another one from Amazon.


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