My friend and I are interested in recommendations for books that explain fundamentals of computer science for readers without any prior knowledge - preferably not just about how to write code, but about computer science in a larger sense, and illustrated is especially helpful. For example, around 2003 I read a slim library book with explanations of fundamental computer science topics (including binary, machine code, and how compilers work) with cheesy 90s graphics, but I don't remember the title. What was that book, and what are others like it? [more inside]
A recent post to the blue proposed a set of equations that changed the word. As a computer professional, I'm curious, which algorithms transformed the world? [more inside]
When an interviewer asks an interviewee for a programming job to design an object-orientated elevator control system, what are they looking for in a good answer?
I'm newly in charge of social media for my campus' Women in Computer Science group. What should I do to be the best at this? [more inside]
Looking for some resources for explaining a programming career to middle school kids. [more inside]
What are the possible pitfalls of my new life plan? [more inside]
Does it really matter where you get the Computer Science degree from? [more inside]