Software

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Introduction1

Dictionary

software : the set of programs, procedures, and related documentation associated with a system and especially a computer system; specifically : computer programs — Webster

FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Computer software, or just software is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it. In other words, software is a conceptual entity which is a set of computer programs, procedures, and associated documentation concerned with the operation of a data processing system. We can also say software refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of the computer for some purposes. In other words software is a set of programs, procedures, algorithms and its documentation. Program software performs the function of the program it implements, either by directly providing instructions to the computer hardware or by serving as input to another piece of software. Software is also sometimes used in a more narrow sense, meaning application software only. Sometimes the term includes data that has not traditionally been associated with computers, such as film, tapes, and records. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Outline

Outline of Software (Wikipedia)
Outline of Software Development (Wikipedia)
Outline of Software Engineering (Wikipedia)

Portal

Software Portal (Wikipedia)

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Innovation

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Preservation

History

Software History Center
Software History Bibliography (Charles Babbage Institute)
Early History of Software Engineering (Robert L. Glass)

Early History of Software Engineering (Robert L. Glass)
Software History (Association of Software Professionals)
Software Database (IT History Society)

Iteractions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Software History (Charles Babbage Institute)
Software History Bibliography (Charles Babbage Institute)

Fire in the Library: Jason Scott and the Archive Team (Matt Schwartz, with reporting by Eva Talmadge, MIT Technology Review)
GGC 2014: Every Computer, Ever, In Your Browser (Jason Scott) YouTube Video
The Internet Archive Software Collection (Jason Scott, VCF East 9.1) Audio, Well worth a Listen!

ASCII by Jason Scott: Jason Scott’s Weblog
Jason Scott Sadofsky (Wikipedia)

Bitsavers.org (Software Archive) (Document Archive)
Internet Arcade (Jason Scott, Internet Archive)
Internet Archive (Brewster Kahle)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Organization

Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT)

News

Association for Computing Machinery, Science Daily

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Free Commercial Downloads (USA.gov)
Top Government Software Products (Capterra)

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future

Software as a service (SaaS) sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”, is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for most business applications, including accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management. — Wikipedia

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Communications of the ACM: Software The latest news, opinion and research in software, from Communications online.



Software News -- ScienceDaily Software Development -- Software Engineering. From embedded software to smart machines, read about advanced logic systems and more.

  • Development of an artificial vision device...
    on November 29, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Researchers have developed an ionic artificial vision device capable of increasing the edge contrast between the darker and lighter areas of an mage in a manner similar to that of human vision. This first-ever synthetic mimicry of human optical illusions was achieved using ionic migration and interaction within solids. It may be possible to use the device to develop compact, energy-efficient visual sensing and image processing hardware systems capable of processing analog signals.

  • Virtual reality tool to be used in the fight...
    on November 23, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Science has the technology to measure the activity of every gene within a single individual cell, and just one experiment can generate thousands of cells worth of data. Researchers have now revolutionized the way this data is analyzed -- by using 3D video gaming technology.

  • Researchers develop rapid computer software to...
    on November 16, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Researchers have created lightning-fast computer software that can help nations track and analyze pandemics, like the one caused by COVID-19, before they spread like wildfire around the globe.

  • New software predicts the movements of large land...
    on November 3, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    New software helps determine the movements of large wild animals thereby minimizing conflicts with people. The software is simpler than measurements obtained using radio transmitters and can be used where conventional methods fail.

  • Government action needed to ensure insurance...
    on November 3, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Government action is needed so driverless vehicles can be insured against malicious hacks which could have potentially catastrophic consequences, a study says.

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Media

Function Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other

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Notes

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