Update – Work has started on the ELI5 section, now called Simple CS

This year I am taking part in a project to explain computer science and web development concepts in a really simple way.

I am borrowing the concept from Reddit’s Explain Like I am 5 subreddit.

This means for each thing I describe (there are going to be a lot) I will;

  • Assume no prior knowledge
  • Use non-industry specific words
  • Write in plain English

Right now I am focusing on words and terminology used in;

  • Computer Science
  • Front End Web Development
  • Back End Web Development
  • Linux Usage
  • Mac Usage

The project will probably become a stand alone website and ebook, I haven’t got that far yet (I am still collating the words I will be describing).

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