Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.
Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. In addition to consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of the Shelly Cashman Series, and has written and co-authored numerous Series textbooks, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.
1. Introduction to Computers. Special Feature: Timeline 2011. 2. The Internet and World Wide Web. Special Feature: Making Use of the Web. 3. Application Software. Special Feature: Digital Communications. 4. The Components of the System Unit. 5. Input. 6. Output. Special Feature: Digital Video Technology. 7. Storage. 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs. Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2011. 9. Communications and Networks. 10. Database Management. 11. Computer Security and Safety, Ethics, and Privacy. Special Feature: Digital Forensics. 12. Information System Development. 13. Programming Languages and Program Development. Special Feature: Web 2.0 Program Development. 14. Enterprise Computing. Special Feature: Enterprise Order Processing: A Case Study. 15. Computer Careers and Certification. Special Feature: Living Digitally. Appendices. A: Quiz Yourself Answers. B: Computer Acronyms. C: Coding Schemes and Number Systems.