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Intro to the Art of Computer Science

Automate To make something happen automatically (without help from people)
Computer Science The art of blending human ideas and digital tools to increase problem solving power
Computer Scientist A person who is skilled at modifying problems for digital solutions
Data Information, including: facts, samples, names and numbers
Environment The world we live in
Interface The way something allows you to connect with it
Open Source Software that is created for free use by everyone
Programming Writing instructions for a digital tool
Simulation Pretending to be (a stand-in for) the real thing
binary a representation involving two elements
Computational Thinking A method of problem-solving that helps computer scientists prepare problems for digital solutions
Abstraction Removing details from a solution so that it can work for many problems
Algorithm A list of steps that allow you to complete a task
Decompose To break a hard problem up into smaller, easier ones
Pattern A theme that is repeated many times
Program Instructions that can be understood and followed by a machine
Coding Transforming actions into a symbolic language
Debugging Finding and fixing problems in code
Function A piece of code that can be called over and over
Parameters Extra bits of information that you can pass into a function to customize it
Created by: craiges