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R. CieslaProgramming Basicshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7286-2_1

1. Wet Toes: The Very Basics of Programming

Robert Ciesla1  

What do video games, social networks, and your activity bracelet have in common? They run on software a group of (more or less) programmers wrote somewhere far, far away. Gadgets and hardware are only one, more visible side of the coin of our technology-driven societies. In this chapter, we’ll discuss the very basics of programming. We’ll also take a gander at the visible parts of digital systems: the hardware.

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