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performance of a computer system.
Program: A set of sequenced instructions (written in a language that can be
understood by a computer) used to direct and control the operations of the
computer in order to solve a problem or to perform a particular task.
Program Control (PC) register: A register, which holds the address of the next
instruction to be executed.
Program Design Language (PDL): See pseudocode.
Program library: A collection of complete programs, subroutines, and program
modules that have already been developed, tested, and documented usually as a
result of other programming projects. Programmable Read-Only Memory (PROM): Similar to read only memory with
the exception that these chips can be reprogrammed by using special external
Programmer: One who designs, writes, tests, and maintains computer programs.
PROgramming in LOGic (PROLOG): A nonprocedural programming language
that deals with the use of a formal logic notation to communicate some
computational process to a computer.
Programming language: A language used to express algorithms in computer
Protocol: See communication protocol.
Prototyping: The process of developing a small working model of a final
operational system to demonstrate the concepts, look, and feel of the final system.
Proxy server: A computer system that is specially configured to allow other
computers of an organization to interact with the Internet only through it.
Pseudo disk: See RAM disk.
Pseudocode: A programming analysis tool that is used for planning program logic.
It is an imitation of actual computer instructions written in a natural language such
as English. Also known as Program Design Language (PDL).
Public-domain software: A software that is available for free or for a very nominal
charge from the bulletin boards or user-group libraries on the Internet. Also
known as shareware or user-supported software.
Quantum: See time slice.
Query By Example (QBE): A software tool that enables database uses to specify
search criteria by providing a front end for th...
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