Tag: computing

More power to your programming: ACM has expanded

A raft of exciting new ebooks has arrived on our ACM platform, from spatial- and bio-informatics to machine learning and software evolution, the history of computing to reactive internet programming.  Click here to check out our expanded offering, exclusively from

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Digital Tutors is now PluralSight

Update 31.01.17 – PluralSight Creative is now working intermittently.  It does not appear possible to register to use the service at the moment.  We are continuing to work with the supplier to resolve both problems.  We apologise for any inconvenience. Update 10.01.17

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Programming (’80s style)

Are you old enough to remember the BBC Basic computer?  Probably not if you are an undergraduate or Masters student, but back in the heady days of the 1980s there was a simple but very powerful and easy to progam

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Homage to Pong

Do you enjoy computer games?  Before The Witcher and Dark Souls series, before even Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe, came Pong, a deceptively simple game of virtual table tennis from Atari that in 1972 was the first ever computer arcade game.  

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Stress less while you work: saving your work

Don’t let it be you! Every week we get heartbreaking tales from students who have forgotten to back up their vital work, dissertations, coursework assignments, job applications and more to their N-drive and whose memory stick has been left in a

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Creative Arts Book of the Week, 08/02/16

I’ve just rushed over to Eldon to staff the Library ‘pop-up’ in the Blank Canvas – Lizzie and I have been helping out the Academic Skills team by answering some of the many referencing enquiries they’ve been getting.  Anyway, I’ve

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Bring your own… laptop

Did you know you can bring your own laptop to the Library?  You can connect wirelessly to the University network or plug into the network on the ground floor using an ethernet cable for an even faster and more reliable

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Technology Book of the Week 3/11/15

Digital Drawing for Designers: a visual guide to AutoCAD 2015 by Douglas R. Seidler. Books in the 620s aren’t often very attractive to look at but this is an exception in being both well-designed and containing a feast of illustrations

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 02/11/15

In recent weeks I have spent quite a lot of time working with students in the School of Creative Technologies and so I have selected ZBrush Character Sculpting: Projects, tips & techniques from the masters as my book of the

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Happy birthday, George Boole

One of the forefathers of modern computing and information retrieval, George Boole was born 200 years ago today.  Google has celebrated today with a characteristically fun Doodle.

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