Glossary of computer software terms
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This glossary of computer software terms lists the general terms related to computer software, and related fields, as commonly used in Wikipedia articles.
- Advert service
- a centralized, hierarchical namespace structure where each element in the hierarchy can have multiple attributes.
- Application code
- executable program code running a user application, distinct from library code or underlying operating system code
- Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code - a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.
- a computer program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. The term "virus" is also commonly, but erroneously, used to refer to other types of malware, including adware and spyware programs that do not have a reproductive ability.
- memory access pattern
- the pattern with which a piece of software reads and writes memory, with implications for performance and security.
- library code
- software components re-usable between multiple applications
- operating system code
- software implementing an operating system
- kernel service
- Routines that provide the runtime kernel environment to programs executing in kernel mode. Kernel extensions call kernel services, which resemble library codes. In contrast, application programs call library routines. 
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