Difference between Software and Program with examples
Software consists of bundles of programs and data files. It is a broad term which is designed to perform some specific set of operations.
Program is a set of instructions which performs only a specific type of task.
Program vs Software:
|1. Software is a broad term which is designed to perform some specific set of operations.
|1. Program is a set of instructions which performs only a specific type of task.
|2. A software consists of bundles of programs and data-files.
|2. A program consists of a set of instructions which are coded in the programming language like C, C++, C#, Java, etc.
|3. A software can be classified into two categories such as- Application Software and System Software.
|3. A program can't be classified into various categories.
|4. A software is developed by either single programmer or a group of programmer's, but it's a native user.
|4. A program is developed by a single programmer but it's not a native user.
|5. SDLC is used to develop every software.
|5. SDLC is not used to make programs
|6. A software isn't compiled when we give it commands to perform specific operations.
|6. A program is compiled every time when we need to generate some output from it.
|7. Every software has a dedicated user interface.
|7. Programs don't have a user interface.