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MobleCSP 2.1

Unit 2 Lesson 2 vocabulary (includes Blown to bits Chapter 1)

computational artifact an object created by a human being that involves the use of computation in some way, for example a mobile app or a web page.
event-driven programming a programming approach whereby the program's behavior is controlled by writing code that responds to various events that occur, such as Button clicks.
hardware the large and small physical components that make up a computers such as the computer's keyboard or its processor.
software the computer programs that make up a computer system such as the mobile apps we will be creating in this course.
Abstraction a simplified and general representation of some complex object or process. One example --used in computer programming -- would be a Google map.
binary number a number written in the binary system, a system that uses only two digits, 0s and 1s.
bit short for binary digit
blacklist in internet terminology, a generic term for a list of email addresses or IP addresses that are origination with known spammers
character any symbol that requires one byte of storage
cyberspace a metaphor for describing the non-physical terrain created by computer systems
data data is distinct information that is formatted in a special way. Data exists in a variety of forms, like text on paper or bytes stored in electronic memory
data center are physical or virtual infrastructures used by enterprises to house computer, server and networking systems and components for the company’s IT (information technology) needs
data network a telecommunications network which allows computers to exchange data
disk drive a randomly addressable and rewritable storage device
intellectual property refers to any property that is created using original thought. Traditional intellectual property include patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
Moore's Law The number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits has doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented.
network a group of two or more computer systems linked together
processor short for microprocessor or CPU
social networking a social structure made of nodes that are generally individuals or organizations. A social network represents relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations, animals, computers, or other information/knowledge processing entities
whitelist a generic name for a list of email address or IP addresses that are considered to be spam free
Created by: mgarda