Monday, July 9, 2018

Programming - Advanced Level Lesson 3 - App Programming

When we are dealing with app programming in this third lesson on programming, we are doing so because apps have taken on a whole new meaning for users nowadays. In the old days users of a certain program were in front of their computers. Nowadays, people are running programs on either their smartphones or tablets.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Programming - Advanced Level Lesson 2 - Internet Programming

In this lesson on Internet Programming we will be looking at numerous aspects of internet functionality. At the core of the internet we have HTML - HyperText Markup Language - but we also have programming languages that extend functionality beyond static pages into real active pages. Namely we will look at PHP, JavaScript, ASP (Active Server Pages) and the type of thinking behind this type of programming.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Programming - Advanced Level Lesson 1 - Documentation & The Value of Good Source Code

Good documentation increases the value of your programming. It allows other people to dive into your source code, and that is highly valuable both when key people are hit by disease, when someone leaves the company - and also if you ever want to sell your system to another company once you lose interest in furthering a specific project. It will allow others to continue without having to dissect what each procedure does. It is a highly powerful tool often overlooked by many technical nerds.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Databases - Advanced Level Lesson 3

Today we will look at the final aspect of Databases. Upgrading your database when there is a need to adapt to unknown aspects. You probably know about this when you think of websites that offer new payment opportunities.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Databases - Advanced Level Lesson 2

In lesson 1 we looked at three specific areas in database theory. These were: search types, optimization and pointers. Today we will look at the following aspects:
  • Tables
  • Relational tables
  • Input formats
  • User interfaces

Friday, April 8, 2016

Databases - Advanced Level Lesson 1

There are many types of databases. Many think of Microsoft Access when running databases, but you also have MySQL databases that are typically used by blogging software such as WordPress. You also have programmer created databases in many formats, many of whom are based on open source in the sense that you can convert to other formats using a comma-separated format. Horses for courses. What fits one type of program may not fit another.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fundamentals of Computing - Test Sheet

Now, you can finally test your knowledge in the field Fundamentals of Computing. You can take the test which is available from this location:

My best advice is that you print pages 1 and 2, and leave page 3 until you have answered all questions. Don't cheat. It is important that you test that you have understood all lessons, and circling the right answer will help you check you have full mastery over course material in Fundamentals of Computing.

If you have less that 7 correct answers of the 11 questions asked, you would gain a much better understanding of this course by going through the course again, and repeating until you have at least 10 correct answers.

Happy reading. Looking forward to seeing you again when you have passed.