Computing, Software & IT

The University has high-spec PCs in the College Lane LRC which you can use on a drop-in basis, anytime during the LRC opening hours. If you are off campus, you can still access our specialist software anytime, anywhere via our remote desktop service. Creating a viable technology start-up requires insight into technical development and what it takes to deliver your product. In this module, you will form an individual digital product business plan.

Customised tablets, usually for business customers, adapt the technology’s hardware or surface to accommodate a business’ needs. A tablet computer, is a flat thin mobile computer with a touchscreen display. They are typically larger than, but strongly resemble, gentoo-wiki.org smartphones, using touch technology to navigate rather than a keyboard or a mouse. A thin client is a basic lightweight computer specifically created to connect into a server remotely, usually via desktop virtualisation and cloud environments.

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Computers and Software

These were termed ‘cache,’ from the French meaning ‘to hide.’ When a location in slower memory was accessed, it and the surrounding region would be loaded into the cache memory in a block. In the ’70s, a number of major developments came out of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center . These included the graphical user interface, ethernet networking and the laser printer. In addition to these was a new way of thinking about programming, known as object oriented design.

Rather than viewing programs as a set of subroutines which called each other, as procedural programming encouraged, object oriented programming decomposed a large program into objects. An object is a simple model of a computer, which interacts with other objects via message passing. The NeXT machines are credited with the first real commercial development of the object oriented programming concept. Objective-C was used in NeXT’s operating system, NeXTSTEP in a number … Read More