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I’ve been asked by friends and family several times recently what to look for when looking for a new computer. Regardless whether you are looking for a laptop or desktop I believe there are a few guidelines that will help aid you in making your next computer purchase. The key […]

What to look for in a new computer

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Following the release of our extension allowing Chrome users to quickly shorten URLs using the cloud-backed security of the service, we are pleased to announce the release of an add-on which allows Firefox users to quickly and securely shorten URLs to share with others. To download and install this […]

McAfee Secure URL Shortener Firefox Add-on

What About Reuse? The best way to attack the essence of building software is not to build it at all. Package software is only one of the ways of doing this. Program reuse is another. Indeed, the promise of easy reuse of classes, with easy customization via inheritance, is one […]


High-level language. The chief reasons for using a high-level language are productivity and debugging speed. We have discussed productivity earlier (Chapter 8). There is not a lot of numerical evidence, but what there is suggests improvement by integral factors, not just incremental percentages. The debugging improvement comes from the fact […]

High Level Languages