Software is a set of instructions used to communicate with computer systems. In a way, it tells hardware components how to function.
Software is a collection of data, scripts, programs & applications that allows 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.
There are 4 types of software –
- System software
- Application software
- Programming Software
- Embedded software
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#, Java among others are some of the high-level programming languages.