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1. Identify the three main types of computer software that were discussed in your unit lesson. Within the three main categories, give examples of each and a brief explanation of each. Each explanation/description category must be answered with at least 100 words. You must cite your sources within your answers. MAIN TYPES OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE EXAMPLES EXPLANATION/DESCRIPTION Application Software Word processors, spreadsheet programs, database management systems, compression software, accounting packages, photo editors Application software, also known as applications or apps, refers to programs that can run on any device, including computers, tablets and mobile phones. Although originally known as software, as cross- platform software has become more prevalent, the name has also evolved too, to better represent its flexibility. Application software covers pretty everything you would ever need to do on a device, whether you want to post to social networks, track expenses, collaborate with colleagues, create documents, edit other files. Some apps have just one function - such as the calendar or calculator on your phone, while others can complete more complicated tasks, such as adding entries to a database. Hopping Clare, Walker Dale. (2019). What is application software? ITPRO System Software Utility software, system servers, device drivers, operating system System software is software on a computer that is designed to control and work with computer hardware. The two main types of system software are the operating system and the software installed with the operating system, often called utility software. The operating system and utility software typically depend on each other to function properly. Some system software is used directly by users and other system software works in the background. System software can allow users to interact directly with hardware functionality, like the Device Manager and many of the utilities found in the Control Panel. Computer Hope. (2019). System Software. CoputerHope
Development Tools hypertext markup language, more commonly known as HTML, and other computing languages such as C++. In computer program and software product development, the development environment is the set of processes and programming tools used to create the program or software product. The term may sometimes also imply the physical environment. An integrated development environment is one in which the processes and tools are coordinated to provide developers an orderly interface to and convenient view of the development process (or at least the processes of writing code, testing it, and packaging it for use). An example of an IDE product is Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET. The term computer- assisted software environment (CASE) is generally used to describe a set of tools and practices that facilitate management of a software development project.

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