Overall I really enjoyed delving into the first 6 chapters of Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software. The language and style of writing is probably the most casual of any code or programming book that I have ever read, and I really appreciate this approach in delivering the content. It makes reading, what could be considered dry and boring material, exciting and enjoyable.
In the first chapters explores the nature of binary codes, and demystifies the logic behind Morse code and Braille. For someone who is unclear with how these methods of communication work, it was so interesting to realize how these languages have been developed. I didn’t realize that they were built upon mathematic foundations, powers of 2, combinatorics, etc., but it makes complete sense. Math, however, was never a great friend of mine, so I am interested to look at in from a new perspective while discovering the logic of coding.
Chapters four through six looks at building simple circuits, and the necessary components for connections to function. I appreciated his approach to teaching the reader the symbols of schematics, by slowly introducing important symbols. I will admit that I am still struggling with the mathematic component of measuring voltage, amps, and ohms. I think I need to go back and re-read those parts where he explains in depth how to calculate them.