If You Can Cook You Can Code - Intro to Computer Hardware
Duration: 3hr | Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280x720 30fps | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2 ch | 4.3 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Learn How Computer Hardware Wks Using the Metaphs of Cooking and How Restaurants Wk.
* Lectures 19
The If You Can Cook You Can Code series started off as a single course and an idea, to teach students with no previous experience with computers programming how computer code wks at a beginners level.
In reality, code is just one half of the picture.
The other half is the hardware that the code runs on.
To have a complete understanding of how code wks, you have to understand computer hardware.
In this course, you'll go on a tour of the various components inside a computer that make it wk.
And we'll be using the same cooking and kitchen metaphs that you've come to expect.
The inside of your computer is like the kitchen in a restaurant.
If you are a diner sitting at a table, you never see inside it, just like you nmally have no reason to look inside your computer to see what is going on.
There are certain components in a computer that you may already be aware of.
The CPU, f example, which does the thinking and processing in a computer. The CPU is like the Chef in the kitchen. It's the center of everything that happens and makes all the decisions.
Another component is the RAM, memy in a computer. You've probably heard about this one befe too...computers these days have 4, 8 16 GB of RAM usually. Well, that RAM is just like the counter and cutting board that a Chef uses in the kitchen to do their wk. If they have lots of space to wk with, they can have lots of bowls and pans and dishes f different parts of the meal they are wking on.
In the same way, having a computer with me RAM means you can have me applications running at the same time, me tabs open in your browser without things slowing down to a crawl. The RAM is the kitchen table counter where the CPU (aka the Chef) does their processing wk.
The third maj thing you've probably heard about in your computer is your hard drive. The stage space is also measured in GB, so it can get confusing between what is "memy" and what is hard drive space.
Here's the difference:
In your kitchen, you have counter space where you do your Chef-thing, and then you have your cabinets, shelves, pantry, etc where you do your stage-thing.
You can measure both in square feet, (but why would you?) and you would find that you have much me stage space in your shelves than you do on your kitchen counter.
Same thing with your RAM and your hard drive. You might have 4 8 GB of RAM in your computer, but 500 GB even 1 TB (1,000 GB) of stage space on your hard drive.
In this course we'll all the other parts of your computer using these same kitchen and restaurant metaphs.
If you've always wanted to understand how computers wked, but found other guides books too complicated technical, this is the course f you.