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Computing software terms 2

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amccolgan's version from 2015-07-07 10:48

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Machine codeInstructions in binary used by the CPU
Low-level languageA programming language that is directed at controlling each machine operation
High-level languageA programming language that resembles a natural language. Each instruction translates to many machine instructions. It is problem rather than machine based
Software engineeringFormal methods to guide the writing of software
InterfaceThe boundary between systems or between systems and humans
CompilerTranslation software that converts high-level source code into machine (object) code
InterpreterTranslation software that converts source code or user input into machine code which is immediately executed one instruction at a time
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