The term software describes the programs that run on your system. This includes your computer operating system and other computer programs which run. The software is written in a computer language (such as Basic, C, Java, or others) by programmers. The computer language is in a text format and can be read by a person although if you do not understand the structure and rules of the language you may not understand it very well. Once a program is written, an operation is performed on it which is called compiling. Compiling is the process of changing the textual written language into a binary language which can be understood by the computer.
|Writing these text files and converting them to computer readable files is the way operating systems and most application programs are created.|