Understanding Software Development

what is Software Development

Understanding software development begins by understanding what software is. Software is defined as a set of instructions and programs, independent of hardware, that command the functions and actions of computers.  There are four main types of software and they include:  System software: These provide primary functions like disk management, operating systems, hardware management, utilities and other necessary functions for computer operation.  Programming software: These are software used by developers to code. They provide them with tools such as text editors, linkers, compilers and debuggers, among others.  Application software: These refer…

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