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NewsProgramming for all: An introduction to writing for computers Pin
Terrence Dorsey1-Jan-13 10:01
staffTerrence Dorsey1-Jan-13 10:01 
Computers are ubiquitous in modern life. They offer us portals to information and entertainment, and they handle the complex tasks needed to keep many facets of modern society running smoothly. Chances are, there is not a single person in Ars' readership whose day-to-day existence doesn't rely on computers in one manner or another. Despite this, very few people know how computers actually do the things that they do. How does one go from what is really nothing more than a collection—a very large collection, mind you—of switches to the things we see powering the modern world?
Telling a computer what to do is actually quite simple when broken down into simple concepts.

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