Ict Notes Essay

1457 Words Jun 4th, 2014 6 Pages
Information & Communication Technology * Programming

* Two Interfaces within a computing environment * CLI- Command Line Interface
-Dos, Unix ,Linux. Advantage: Less Energy consumption
Disadvantage: Lots of commands to remember…..

* GUI- Graphical User Interface
-Windows, Apple, Unix. Advantage: User Friendly -WIMP Environment (Window,Icon,Menu,Pointer)
Disadvantage: Uses a lot of energy

Types Of Programming Languages:

* Procedural Programming Languages:
-Uses a number of Tasks called procedures
-Modularisation (small chunks of code) -Easy to see any errors/ Debug
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* This can include software such as * Note: Hardware peripherals would not be able to communicate with the OS without these files.
Note: Hardware peripherals would not be able to communicate with the OS without these files.
Drivers.
* Updates. * DLL files.

Application Software

* To manage finances.(SAGE) * To present information to an audience.(PPT) * To create and manipulate images.(Photoshop) * To manage projects.(MS Project) * To design products.(CAM)

* General Purpose Software Note: Also called Off The Shelf Software
Note: Also called Off The Shelf Software
Software that can be used for many different tasks. Anyone can buy general purpose software, so it is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users. * Ready-Made * Can Be Installed Immediately * Sold as a Complete Package * Bought through the high street, internet or mail order supplier. * Bespoke Software Bespoke software is custom made to meet the needs of a single organisation. * Large business like a bank may employ software developers Note:

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