Know about Software – Definition & Types

We live in the 21st century and most of us know about software. Here’s a quick revision of the software, types, and applications.

Software is a set of instructions used to communicate with computer systems. In a way, it tells hardware components how to function. (Source)

Software is a collection of data, scripts, programs & applications that allows the running and completion the specific task on devices such as PCs, laptops, mobile phones, tablets, etc.

For instance, a web browser on your PC is a software application, it consists of a set of instructions that allows you to interact with the internet or intranet.

This web browser you find on a PC is another software where the browser is installed. 

Know about Software Types:

  1. System software
  2. Application Software
  3. Programming Software
  4. Embedded Software
  5. Mobile application Software. (Runs only on mobile). Check out the app development trends here.

Most of the software is written in a high-level programming language, then translated into low-level machine code using a compiler or interpreter for the system to understand. 

Python, Visual Basic, Delphi, Perl, PHP, ECMAScript, Ruby, C#, and Java among others are some of the high-level programming languages.

There is a various software development involved in it.

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