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Applications and programming languages

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Programming languages

A programming language is a specially written code used for writing applications [application: applications serve a specific purpose, eg Microsoft Word is used for word processing ]. C++ and Java are examples of programming languages. These are known as high level languages because they have been developed to be a little like a human language.

High level languages are much easier to use than a low level language such as Machine Code [machine code: a low level language that on the surface makes very little sense ], or Assembly Language [assembly language: a family of low-level programming languages ]. The advantage of a low level language is that it runs very fast on the computer.

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