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Computer Science & Information Technology: Welcome!

A guide to resources, online and in print, related to computers, programming, and computer information technology.


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Alexander Speetzen
Faculty Librarian / Assistant Professor
Highland Campus
6101 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752

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Welcome to the Computer Science & Computer Information Technology Subject Guide. This guide is intended to help you find information and materials related to this field.  

The tabs across the top of the page will help you navigate between topics.

This resource is for you. Please make comments or suggestions or ask questions. You can email me directly.

Tech Predictions?

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”-- Thomas J. Watson (1874 - 1956), founder of IBM, 1943 (PCWorld)

“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.” -- Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977 (PCWorld)

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”-- Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, 1981 (Computerworld

Did they really say it? Was the statement based on the way these concepts are understood today?

Computer Information Technology & Computer Science Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Computer Science Study Kit App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Computer Science Study Kit-quick reference and a quiz system to test one's knowledge on computer science. (Android)

PureFlow App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
PureFlow-Create and edit flowcharts. (iOS)

ScriptKit App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
ScriptKit-A drag and drop programming interface for iPad. (iOS)

Lrn - Learn to code in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby & Python (iOS)

Udacity - Learn programming (Android) and (iOS)


Kodiak for PHP App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Kodiak for PHP-Write and edit PHP with beautiful syntax highlighting and an enhanced on-screen keyboard. (iOS)

Pythonista App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Pythonista-An integrated development environment for writing Python™ scripts on iOS. You can create interactive experiments and prototypes using multi-touch, animations, and sound, or use the interactive prompt as a calculator. (iOS)

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