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CLIP 4398

The history of software development

The history of software development

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Key Info
  • The history of software development
  • Duration: 03:32
  • A look at the history of software development. Computers can only understand a binary code but this is very difficult and tedious for human programmers to input. This and a lack of programmers jeopardised the early development of computers. Programming needed to become easier so new 'high level' languages such as FORTRAN and COBOL were developed, which allowed computers to understand a language closer to human communication.
  • Subject:

    ICT and Computing


    Computer Systems

  • Keywords: software development, language, binary, code, computer, computing, bitesize
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip gives a useful insight into the development of computers and software. The historical footage gives students a picture of the size and basic nature of early computers.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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