A computer program is a list of instructions that tell a computer what to do. Everything a computer does is done by using a computer program. Some examples of computer programs: Operating system. A web browser like Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari can be used to view web pages on the Internet.
Simply so, why do we need to program a computer?
The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate the performance of a task (which can be as complex as an operating system) on a computer, often for solving a given problem.
Beside above, how does a computer program work?
A computer program is usually written by a computer programmer in a programming language. From the program in its human-readable form of source code, a compiler or assembler can derive machine code—a form consisting of instructions that the computer can directly execute.
What are the two main types of computer programs?
There are two main types of software: systems software and application software. Systems software includes the programs that are dedicated to managing the computer itself, such as the operating system, file management utilities, and disk operating system (or DOS).
What are the types of computer programs?
Types of Programs
- Word processors.
- Game programs.
- Data base systems.
- Graphics programs.
- Web browsers.