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.
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.
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|
In this chapter you will learn:
Basic computing concepts.
The different types of programming ...