Difference Between Software And Program in Tabular Form

Sno.Basic TermSoftwareProgram
1.Definition Software is a set of Programs used to execute for an entire application.
There are Many programs combine together to form software. it is also used to perform a task.
Program is a set of Instructions written in a programming language used to execute for a specific task or particular function.
2.SizeGoes to Mb / GbGoes to Kb / Mb
3.DocumentationsAll DocumentationsNo Documentations only Comments
4.DeveloperExperiment person , well trainedFor beginner person
5.Development ApproachSystematic, organized, plannedUnplanned, not Systematic, un-organized
6.Who UsePublic,Buyer,Large or vast number of usersOnly developer
7.Software development life cycle Yes Needed SDLCNo Need SDLC
8.FunctionalityGUI , INPUT / OUTPUT DATA , PROCESS , Result Lots of Features and OptionLimited functionality and less features
9.Categoriesapplication software and system softwareNo Categories It
10.Compiled OperationNot need Compiled ,a whole software is compiled, tested and debugged in the development process.A program is compiled every time when we need to generate some output from it.
11.Time Taken to Make1-2years or more5min – 1day
12.Programming Languagesconsists of bundles of programs and data files. Programs in a specific software use these data files to perform a dedicated type of tasks.set of instructions which are coded in a programming language like C, C++, PHP, Java etc.
13.DependentDependent on operating SystemDependent on Compiler
14.Graphical User InterfaceMost of Software are Having GUI its included Buttons ,Option,process bars.Dependent on Programming Language Its GUI (VB,JAVA, PHP, python )or Command Line C,CPP,Java,vb,python
15.Examples ofApplication software are: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Chrome, VLC media player, Firefox, Adobe Reader etc.
System Software are: Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac etc.
Examples of add two numbers, factorial, greatest of two number, greatest of three number,etc.
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