Monday, July 25, 2016

Databases - Advanced Level Lesson 3

Today we will look at the final aspect of Databases. Upgrading your database when there is a need to adapt to unknown aspects. You probably know about this when you think of websites that offer new payment opportunities.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Databases - Advanced Level Lesson 2

In lesson 1 we looked at three specific areas in database theory. These were: search types, optimization and pointers. Today we will look at the following aspects:
  • Tables
  • Relational tables
  • Input formats
  • User interfaces

Friday, April 8, 2016

Databases - Advanced Level Lesson 1

There are many types of databases. Many think of Microsoft Access when running databases, but you also have MySQL databases that are typically used by blogging software such as WordPress. You also have programmer created databases in many formats, many of whom are based on open source in the sense that you can convert to other formats using a comma-separated format. Horses for courses. What fits one type of program may not fit another.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fundamentals of Computing - Test Sheet

Now, you can finally test your knowledge in the field Fundamentals of Computing. You can take the test which is available from this location:

My best advice is that you print pages 1 and 2, and leave page 3 until you have answered all questions. Don't cheat. It is important that you test that you have understood all lessons, and circling the right answer will help you check you have full mastery over course material in Fundamentals of Computing.

If you have less that 7 correct answers of the 11 questions asked, you would gain a much better understanding of this course by going through the course again, and repeating until you have at least 10 correct answers.

Happy reading. Looking forward to seeing you again when you have passed.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fundamentals of Computing - Lesson 9 - Finally Tying the Knots of Fundamentals

When tying up the knots of fundamentals in computing we have looked at numerous aspects of computing. You now know how the PC works, what the BIOS is, how networks can cooperate in networks, what the operating system is all about, and what the relationship between CPU speed and harddrives speeds mean for your computing performance. You even know a bit about choosing software for your computer, and there is one thing we haven't really touched.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fundamentals of Computing - Lesson 8 - The Difference Between Apple and Other PCs

Apple has created some very unique computers when it comes to design, and numerous people in desktop publishing have had a preference for Apple computers. For the group that was previously called "IBM-compatible" PCs, there was much mysticism surrounding the Apple computer. In this lesson we will look at the history of Apple computers - and what the differences were about.

Fundamentals of Computing - Lesson 7 - Choosing Software for Your Computing Needs

When choosing software, we are not going to discuss the choice of single products as such, but take a look at general selections. There is much religion in whether you still prefer WordPerfect Office or go for Microsoft Office, whereas I was a long-time user of OpenOffice. As always, I don't get any revenue from telling you what I know, so I hope you will listen carefully, as we consider alternatives.