V. Anton Spraul

The software behind the curtain

Date: This event took place live on June 29 2016

Presented by: V. Anton Spraul

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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While many of us are familiar with the software we use every day, we often forget how much our world relies on software hidden in the processes we take for granted. Drawing from his book How Software Works, V. Anton Spraul explains why it's valuable to have a basic understanding of the methods used in the everyday software toiling behind the scenes and offers a clear, no-programming explanation of how web-based transactions are kept secure.

Topics include:

  • Examples of hidden software
  • Everyday tech features that rely on hidden software
  • Why it's important to understand the software behind the tech
  • Why securing ecommerce and other web traffic is so difficult
  • How ecommerce is made secure

About V. Anton Spraul

V. Anton Spraul has taught introductory programming and computer science for more than 15 years. This book is a distillation of the techniques he has used and honed over many one-on-one sessions with struggling programers. He is also the author of Computer Science Made Simple (Broadway).

Related title

How Software Works
By V. Anton Spraul
No Starch Press
August 2015
Ebook $23.95 USD