David Reed is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Duke University in 1992, and subsequently taught and conducted research at Duke University and Dickinson College before joining the Creighton faculty in 2000. His primary interests are in artificial intelligence, programming languages, and computer science education, where he has published extensively on topics such as apprentice-based learning, Web-based programming, and innovative instructional methods in introductory computer science. He is a member of the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium and the Chief Reader for the Advanced Placement® Computer Science Exam since 2004.
Appendices provide a useful reference for programmers.
|2||HTML and Web pages||19|
|3||The Internet and the Web||41|
|6||The history of computers||98|
|7||Abstraction and user-defined functions||117|
|8||Algorithms and programming languages||136|
|10||Computer science as a discipline||176|
|14||Inside the computer - the Von Neumann architecture||250|
|16||Inside the computer - transistors and integrated circuits||286|
|18||Computers and society||327|
|App. A||Browser basics||343|
|App. B||Common text editors||350|
|App. C||HTML reference||355|
|App. E||random.js library||366|