Unit 8 - Applications Programs

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Nov 16, 2012 (4 years and 8 months ago)

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Prince Norah
bint

Abdul
Rahman

University

College of Computer Since and Information System

NET201

Introduction


Software

=
programs

+
data

Sets of computer
instructions written
in a computer
language

It is input,
processed and
output by a
computer system

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Programs

that

allow

the

user

to

do

various

types

of

work

on

a

computer

such

as

wordprocessors

and

databases

are

called

Applications

programs

.



A

set

of

related

applications

programs

is

referred

to

as

a

package

or

a

suite
.

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Applications Programs


Common

applications

programs

include
:


Wordprocessors
:



for

creating

and

editing

texts


Spreadsheets
:



for

performing

calculations

using

formulas


Databases
:



for

storing

data

so

that

it

can

be

easily

searched

and

sorted


Graphics
:



for

drawing

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Common Applications Programs


Games
:



for

playing

fast

action

games


Accounts
:



for

keeping

business

accounts


Payroll
:



for

calculating

salaries


Presentation

program
:



for

creating

multimedia

slide

shows


Email
:



for

sending

electronic

mail

messages


PIM

(personal

information

manager)
:



for

keeping

track

of

appointments,

address

book,

task

list,

etc


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Common Applications Programs


DTP

(desktop

publishing

program)
:



for

creating

publications

to

be

printed

by

a

professional

printer
.


Example
:



LaTeX
,

an

advanced

typesetting

system,

designed

for

authors

who

want

professional

output

with

a

minimum

of

effort

and

without

becoming

specialists

in

typesetting
.


Small

business

tools
:



for

performing

various

business

tasks
.


Website

editor
:



for

creating

and

editing

webpages


Example
:

FrontPage


Image

editor
:



for

editing

graphic

images


Example
:

Photoshop


Developer

tools
:



for

writing

programs

to

add

features

to

existing

applications

and

creating

integrated

program

systems


NetBeans
,

M
.

Visual

studio,

Eclipse,

etc
.

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Common Applications Programs


Some

applications

programs,

such

as

wordprocessors,

spreadsheets

and

databases,

are

commonly

referred

to

as

office

programs

because

they

are

commonly

used

in

a

typical

office
.



Office

packages

or

suites

such

as

Ms

Office

are

sets

of

interrelated

office

programs
.



Different

versions

of

office

suites

are

usually

available

containing

different

combinations

of

programs
.

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Applications Programs:

Office Programs


Mailmerging

is

a

useful

feature

found

in

most

office

suites

that

combines

a

database

with

a

word

processor

document

to

automatically

produce

a

copy

of

a

standard

letter

for

each

record

in

the

database
.

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Applications Programs:

Mailmerging


Patient

Browser

program(GPASS)


It

is

a

type

of

database

for

sorting

and

searching

patient

records
.


Games

consoles



are

specialized

computers

designed

for

playing

games

such

Ms

Xbox,

Nintendo

DS

and

Sony

playstation,

are

available

for

playing

a

variety

of

computer

games
.



ASP

(application

service

provider)



rents

applications

to

users

instead

of

buying

software,

the

user

pays

for

using

applications

as

and

when

they

need

them
.

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Applications Programs:


The

ASP

provides

the

software,

manages

the

hardware

and

provides

storage

space,

security

controls

and

the

physical

links

to

customers
.



The

ASP

normally

leases

storage

space

for

programs

and

data

from

data

centers

which

are

facilities

for

storing

large

amounts

of

information

owned

by

data

storage

specialists
.

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Applications Programs:

Application Service Provider


The

user

is

provided

with

remote

access

across

a

communications

network

to

a

wide

variety

of

programs

including
:



Generic

applications

such

as

email

and

office

suites
,

high
-
end

(advanced)

packages

including

large,

complex

business

applications

such

as

enterprise

resource

planning

tools

e
.
g
.

SAP



Business

services,

such

as

payroll

and

accounting

systems



Expensive

specialist

tools



e
-
commerce

(buying

and

selling

on

the

Internet)resources
.

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Applications Programs

Application Service Provider

1)
This

gives

the

user

more

flexibility

2)

Saves

them

having

to

install

and

maintain

programs,

upgrade

(install

newer

versions

of

programs),

deal

with

viruses

(programs

that

can

reproduce

themselves

and

are

written

with

the

purpose

of

causing

damage

or

causing

a

computer

to

behave

in

an

unusual

way)

and

manage

email

systems
.

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Advantages of ASP

1)
The

need

for

a

broadband

(high

bandwidth

i
.
e
.

a

connection

with

a

high

signal

capacity)

network

connection

or

a

leased

line

(

a

cable

connection

that

is

rented

for

use

in

a

communications

system)

2)
Dependence

on

the

ASP

to

provide

a

secure,

reliable,

rapidly

available

service
.

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Disadvantages of ASP

A.
Wordprocessing

B.
Spreadsheet

C.
Database

D.
Graphics

E.
Game


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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Starter
1


Do it orally

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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Starter
3


Do it orally

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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Reading
4


We make simple instructions using the infinitive:

Click
on the appropriate tab.

Enter

the search criteria.



We can add an explanation using

To
-
infinitive or by +
-
ing

Click on the find button
to start
the search.

Start the search
by clicking
on the find button.

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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Language Work


We can put the instructions in order using sequence
words:

First

click on the appropriate tab

Then

enter the selection criteria

Finally
click on the find button



We can link two instructions and emphasize their
order:

Once the selection criteria
have been entered
, click on
the find button.

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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Language Work

1)
Select the personal tab

2)
Enter Smith in ‘Surname’

3)
Enter
16
in ‘Age from’ and
50
in ‘to’

4)
Select Male

5)
Select the registration tab

6)
Choose doctors Warner and Roberts

7)
Click on find

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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Language Work
-

6

1)
First enter the search criteria by
clicking on the personal
tab

2)
To
find the Green family
, enter Green in the Surname box

3)
Ensure both male and female members of the family are
found by
clicking either

4)
Next/then/after that
select the address tab

5)
Having selected the address tab, enter the postcode

6)
Next/then/after that
choose the registration tab

7)
Once
the registration tab has been chosen
, select all
doctors

8)
Finally
, click on find
to start the search process
.

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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Language Work
-

7

1)
Standard

2)
Standard

3)
Developer

4)
Small business edition

5)
Premium

6)
Professional

7)
Premium

8)
Professional


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8
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Problem
-
solving
8

1)
B

2)
Provides remote access software, manages required
hardware

3)
They lease space from data storage specialists

4)
A.

Office suite applications

B.
Email servers

C.
Enterprise resource planning tools

D.
Payroll and accounting systems

E.
Specialist tools

F.
E
-
commerce software

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Specialist Reading
-

A

5)
Tools are too expensive for a small business to
purchase

6)
E
-
commerce

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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Specialist Reading
-

A


Writing
11
, page
57


Specialist reading part B, page
59

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Unit
8
: Applications Programs

Assignment