4 - Software Basics

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Chapter 4 Software Basics Slide 1
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Slide 2 The 3 major categories of software: a) Compilers and other translator programs : enable programmers to create other software a) Software applications : serve as productivity tools to help computer users solve problems a) System software : coordinates hardware operations and does behind-the-scenes work the computer user seldom sees Software
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Processing with Programs Slide 3 Algorithms A set of step by step procedures for accomplishing a task The Language of Computers Machine Language : numeric codes that represent data High-level language : falls between machine language and natural human language Compilers translate high-level language into machine language. Natural Languages : resemble languages spoken by humans
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Software Apps: Tools for Users Slide 4 Consumer Applications Documentation Provided electronically Additional help on the Internet Upgrading: Users can upgrade a program to the new version by paying an upgrade fee to the software manufacturer.
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