Software FAQs:

Q: Is a software all information processed by computer systems?

A: Yes, and programs and data.

Q: Is a software written in one or more programming languages?

A: Yes, there are many programming languages in existence, and each has at least one implementation, each of which consists of its own set of programming tools.

Q: Is a software written in high-level programming languages that are easier and more efficient for programmers to use because they are closer than machine languages to natural languages?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a software either translated into JavaScript, or if a web browser plugin that supports that language is installed?

A: Yes, the most common example of the latter is ActionScript scripts, which are supported by the Adobe Flash plugin.

Q: Is a software faulty?

A: Yes, and it can delete a person's work, crash the computer and do other unexpected things.

Q: Is a software such a fast-moving field that software patents merely create vast additional litigation costs and risks?

A: Yes, and actually retard innovation.

Q: Was a software written by Ada Lovelace in the 19th century?

A: Yes, for the planned Analytical Engine.

Q: Is a software usually designed and created in integrated development environments like Eclipse, IntelliJ and Microsoft Visual Studio that can simplify the process and compile the software?

A: Yes, As noted in a different section, software is usually created on top of existing software and the application programming interface that the underlying software provides like GTK+, JavaBeans or Swing.

Q: Is a software called a programmer?

A: Yes, and software engineer or software developer, terms that all have a similar meaning.

Q: Is a software often also a victim to what is known as software aging?

A: Yes, and the progressive performance degradation resulting from a combination of unseen bugs.

Q: Is a software often purchased separately from computer hardware?

A: Yes.