Client-server computing is the basis of much of what we will be doing
We want to be sure we grasp the relationship of clients to servers, and have a shared vocabulary of terms.
is the interaction between two programs when they communicate across a network. A program at one site sends a request to a program at another site and awaits a response.
The requesting program is the client.
Assuming we are using our laptops as a client, we might want to know how laptops work.
The program satisfying the request is the server.
Assuming we want to retrieve something from a server over the web, we might want to know how web servers work.
client-server interaction is the basis of distributed computing
baseline understandings about the tools we will be using
How PCs work
Advice on how to deal with problems as they come up
What does open source mean?