C03.Software - Software refers to the electronic...

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… refers to the electronic instructions that govern a computer’s actions to provide a computing service. Software Concepts > Software Software Engineering Acquiring Software System Software Application Software In this section:
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…is the systematic process of transforming a software idea into functional software. Software Engineering Computer Programming Programming Languages Application Programming Interface Concepts > Software > Software Engineering Requirement s Design Implementatio n Verification Maintenance In this section:
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Computer Programming Computer programming is the process of creating software through the use of logic, algorithms, and programming languages. Concepts > Software > Software Engineering > Computer Programming Microsoft Visual Studio is a popular integrated development environment
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Programming Languages Programming languages provide a set of symbols, key terms, commands, and rules (syntax) used to write program code. Concepts > Software > Software Engineering > Programming Languages A compiler takes source code and produces object code with an executable file and supportive files as output.
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Application Programming An a pplication programming interface ( API ) is a set of programming tools provided to access an operating system or online service in order to create software based on that operating Concepts > Software > Software Engineering >Application Programming The use of an API opens up a system or device so that others besides the manufacturer can develop software to run on the system or device.
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…refers to the several methods by which software can be purchased or accessed, such as off-the-self, custom-designed, or Web-based. Acquiring Software Off-the-Shelf Software Custom-Designed Software Concepts > Software > Acquiring Software In this section:
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Off-the-Shelf Software Off-the-shelf software refers to software that is mass-produced for use by the general public and made available through online outlets or retail stores. Concepts > Software > Acquiring Software > Off-the-Shelf Software System requirements are usually printed on the outside of the box that contains the software or on the Web page from which you download the software.
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Custom-Designed Software Custom-designed software is software created to meet a unique need; typically used in business, custom-designed software can give a business a competitive advantage. Concepts > Software > Acquiring Software > Custom-Designed Software Although custom-designed software can help businesses and institutions to be more efficient and effective, some companies develop software to provide their primary service to the public. 1000’s of online businesses deliver software-based service over the Web, including: Google Facebook Hulu Twitter eBay
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Cloud Computing Cloud computing refers to a computing environment where software and storage are provided on the Internet and accessed over the Web, requiring very few resources to be installed or stored on the user’s computer, and providing access from any Internet- connected device.
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