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Abacus
1st calculating device--developed by the Chinese
ADA
Programming Language designed for the Dept. of Defense
Algorithm
Step by step set of instructions for the solution to a problem.
ASCII
Set of 256 characters used to encode the basic keys on the keyboard.
BASIC
Programming language designed to "teach" the fundamentals of computer programming.
Blaise Pascal
Developed the first "adding machine" in the 1600's.
Bit
Binary Digit
Charles Babbage
Known as the "Father of Computers".
byte
8 bits
Compiler
Used to convert an entire high-level language into machine language.
Cobol
Programming language designed for business applications.
Eniac
1st general purpose computer
Computer
Electronic device designed to handle calculations automatically.
Fortran
Programming language designed to handle complex formulas and scientific applications.
Debug
To find the errors in a computer program.
Flowchart
A graphical representation to the solution to a computer program.
Hermann Hollerith
Developed the tabulating machine which used punch cards to tabulate the 1890 census.
High-Level Language
Computer languages having english-like syntax.
Interpreter
Used to convert one line of code at a time from high-level language to machine language
Jacquard's loom
First machine to use punch cards.
Kilobyte
1024 bytes
Logical operator
Operators used to compare the relationship of two variables.
Machine language
The only language that the computer directly understands.
Megabyte
1024 kilobytes
Object-oriented programming
A method of programming that divides code into reusable modules.
program
Step-by-step instructions for the computer to follow.
Object Code
Code that has been translated into machine language
RAM
Temporary memory
ROM
Permanent memory
Source Code
Code that has been entered by the programmer.
Structure chart
An organizational chart representing the modules in a program.
Top-down design
A method of coding from the most general to the most specific task.
Univac
The first commercially produced computer.