Chapter 1. Introduction to Computers and the Internet

 

The renaissance of interest in the web that we call Web 2.0 has reached the mainstream.

 
 --Tim O’Reilly
 

Billions of queries stream across the servers of these Internet services—the aggregate thoughtstream of humankind, online.

 
 --John Battelle, The Search
 

People are using the web to build things they have not built or written or drawn or communicated anywhere else.

 
 --Tim Berners-Lee
 

Some people take what we contribute and extend it and contribute it back [to Ruby on Rails]. That’s really the basic open source success story.

 
 --David Heinemeier Hansson, interviewed by Chris Karr at www.Chicagoist.com

OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you will learn:

  • Basic computing concepts.

  • The different types of programming ...

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