This chapter provides an overview of a few select areas of modern computing. Given the diversity and breadth in computing, I had a wide range of topics to choose from. The areas I chose are by no means an exhaustive list of the interesting things happening in computing today. Instead, they represent a handful of topics that I believe are worth your consideration. In this chapter we cover apps, virtualization, cloud computing, Bitcoin, and more. We wrap up with a final project that brings together many of the topics covered in this book.


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