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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of two out of many different programming styles, structured and object-oriented programming.

Today, computers use many sorts of programming languages. A programming language is a set of instructions that instruct the central processing unit (CPU) inside a computer to accomplish and perform a specifically defined task.…

BASIC’s popularity really took off in the 1970s and 1980s, when home computers first became available. Most machines came with a version of BASIC, which became many people’s introduction to programming. The syntax of the language was straightforward and easy to learn, and allowed people to write software to help them in their businesses, or as a hobby.…

In 1945, computers filled entire rooms and produced a lot of heat that attracted bugs, which crawled inside the machines and caused short circuits. On 9 September 1945, American computer scientist Grace Hopper (1906–1992) found that a moth had caused a malfunction in the Harvard Mark II computer, and she taped the moth into the computer’s log book.…

In 1928, American company IBM redesigned the punch card to have 80 columns of 12 potential holes. A light shone on each card as it was fed into the computer. If there was no hole, the light was blocked and the machine read in a 0.…

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It is possible to create images using long lines of ASCII characters. Often called ASCII art, these images were popular in the early days of the internet, as computers lacked the processing power to show proper images.…

Gephi is the leading visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. Gephi is open-source and free.

While trying to run Gephi on my computer, I have faced an issue where the application doesn’t start. It will just show the startup logo screen and then quits.…