Difference between software and a program

In this tutorial, you will learn about, the difference between software and a program.

Software:

  1. It is generally used by people other than developers.
  2. The software needs complete or sufficient documentation.
  3. The software should have a proper user interface.
  4. The software should be properly tested before use.
  5. Portability, reliability, and usability are major issues

Program

  1. It is generally used by only the author of the program
  2. In the program, we have little or no documentation
  3. There is no need for a proper interface.
  4. In programs, bugs fixed when they occur i.e. a program is not fully tested.
  5. This is not the major issue with a software

Software Quality Factors:

  1. Correctness.
  2. Reliability
  3. Efficiency
  4. Integrity
  5. Usability
  6. Scalability
  7. Cost.

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