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More Computer Software in Plain English (Common Craft)

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General

Portal

RefDesk, CompInfo, Joe Ant, Wikipedia

Dictionary

software : the entire 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, Urban Dictionary

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

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Outline

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

Preservation

History




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)

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

Museum

Software Preservation Lab (New Computer Museum)

Library

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

Participation

Education

Course

Software Engineering (Udacity)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

Computer Software Engineers and Computer Programmers (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition)

Forum

Reddit

News

Association for Computing Machinery, Science Daily, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

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

Document

USA.gov

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.

  • Simulating Biomolecules Just Got Faster and More...
    on August 14, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Researchers from the University of Florida and the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil have used state of the art simulations to assess the effect of both pH and redox potential, or rate of electron transfer, on a biomolecule. […]

  • How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News
    on August 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to believe something on the Internet. […]

  • The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views
    on August 13, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting him on track to bring in more than $200,000, records show. […]

  • Campaigns and Candidates Still Easy Prey for...
    on August 13, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Some bathrooms have signs urging people to wash their hands. But at the Democratic National Committee, reminders hanging in the men's and women's restrooms address a different kind of hygiene. […]

  • AI for Cybersecurity Is a Hot New Thing, and a...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    When I walked around the exhibition floor at this week's massive Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, I was struck by the number of companies boasting about how they are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to help make the world a safer place. […]



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

  • Popular encryption software: Researchers help...
    on August 9, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Cybersecurity researchers have helped close a security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to steal encryption keys from a popular security package by briefly listening in on unintended 'side channel' signals from smartphones. […]

  • Analysis chronicles changes in US investment
    on August 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    A new analysis examines how changes in innovation within firms and a shortage of human capital in the United States in the fields of software and IT have driven US multinational companies to establish and expand new innovation hubs abroad. […]

  • Alarming error common in survey analyses
    on July 23, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    The benefits of survey data have coexisted with a lack of training in how to interpret them correctly, especially when it came to secondary analyses -- researchers reanalyzing survey data that had been collected by a previous study. […]

  • AI technology could help protect water supplies
    on July 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Progress on new artificial intelligence (AI) technology could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health. […]

  • Breakthrough in construction of computers for...
    on July 11, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research. Tested for accuracy, speed and energy efficiency, this custom-built computer named SpiNNaker, has the potential to overcome the speed and power consumption problems of conventional supercomputers, with the aim of advancing our knowledge of neural processing in the brain, including learning and disorders such as […]