FOCUSING ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
WHAT MAKES PROGRAMS FAST?
WHAT MAKES A COMPUTER FAST?
To choose between compiled and interpreted programming languages, based on an understanding of machine language and how computers work.
To know the categories of algorithms based on their complexity, and to avoid intractable algorithms.
To consider processor choice based on an understanding of clock rates.
To make decisions about computer storage options when aiming for optimizing speed.