What is a GPU?

GPU stands for graphics processing unit. The Term GPU was introduced by Nvidia in 1999. It is essentially the brains of integrated graphics or a video card. A GPU processes graphics on a monitor like a CPU processes computer information. They are inside of computers, tablets, gaming consoles, and smartphones. There are stand alone GPUs that work with a separate video card and there are integrated GPUs that are found on the motherboard or next to the CPU. A stand alone GPU uses dedicated RAM while an integrated GPU uses computer memory. High quality GPUs are important for gaming.

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What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a malicious computer program designed to lock files on a user’s computer containing pictures, videos, and other information. The program demands payment in return of the users data. Usually if the payment is not met by a deadline the users data is destroyed or stolen. Ransomware infects a computer when a user visits a maclious website or opens a phishing email with a link to a malicious website. Some ransomware can be cracked if it’s not to sophisticated, otherwise ransomware can be very hard to get rid of. Alot of times attempts are unsuccessful. Out of date or weak virus protection can also be the cause of a ransomware infection. Never take a chance and always make sure to back up important data onto a usb flash drive or another data device.

Which programming language is the best to learn?

Programming languages are used to create operating systems and other programs like applications on phones. There are many different programming languages such as C, C ++, python, ruby, and a lot more. Each have their own specific purpose while a few can accomplish the same task. There is no clear answer as to which programming language is the best to learn but more so as to which one can accomplish the most and which ones are the most sought after by employers. It all depends on what you want to do. Here we are going to look at the different types of programming languages and what they are used for. Only the most well known, most applicable programming languages will be listed.

HTML

HTML stands for hypertext markup language. It is a static markup language used to create websites. A web browser takes the HTML documents from web servers or local storage and turns them into multimedia web pages.

CSS

CSS stands for cascading style sheets. It is used to design webpages. For example CSS can change colors of text, increase font size, align text, and alot more.

JavaScript

JavaScript is used for creating websites with functionality such as the weather being displayed on a home page.

PHP

PHP is a server side scripting language designed primarily for website development but can also be used as a general purpose language. Created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994.

C

C is a general purpose programming language designed by Denis Ritchie in 1972. It supports structured programming, lexical variable scope, and recursion.

C++

C++ is a general purpose programming language. It has imperative, object oriented and generic programming features. It also provides facilities for low level memory manipulation.

Objective C

Objective C is a general purpose, object orientated programming language

C#

C# is a high level general purpose programming language originally designed by Microsoft. Used for developing apps on the Microsoft platform.

Python

A widely used high level general purpose programming language. High level means that it’s easier to read then other languages. It allows programming to express concepts in fewer lines of code then other languages. Python is probably the highest level programming language. In a lot of people’s opinions, this is the best programming language to learn because it can do alot, it is widely used, and relatively easier to learn then other programming languages.

Ruby

A dynamic, reflective, object orientated, general purpose programming language, designed and developed in the mid 1990s by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto in Japan.

Swift

A powerfull language designed for MAC OS, iOS, and other Apple devices.

Java

A popular general purpose programming language. It is derived from C and C++ but has fewer low-level facilities. Originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems but is now acquired by Oracle corporation.

So If you’re interested in web design then HTML and CSS is where you would start followed by JavaScript and PHP which is more in depth then HTML and CSS. If your interested in programming or want to learn a programming language for other purposes then Python is an amazing place to start. It is a language a hefty amount of employers seek and it can also accomplish a lot. It all depends on what you want to do but in general python is probably the best language to learn.