Source code is a set of program which is in plain text. It is a programming language used in all browsers and applications. It is a human-readable language.
It also said as human-readable alphanumeric characters.
The notion of source code may also be taken more broadly, to include machine code and notations in graphical languages, neither of which are textual in nature. An example from an article presented on the annual IEEE conference and on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation.
For the purpose of clarity “source code” is taken to mean any fully executable description of a software system. It is therefore so construed as to include machine code, very high level languages and executable graphical representations of systems.
For example: c,c++,java script,java,python,etc…. all are the examples of source codes.
It simply means, It is a set of program which is used to run a specific work of a application or a software.
LARGER SOURCE CODES PLATFORM:
Source codes for variable applications are given legally in some of the websites. Are you heard about GitHub.
It is the largest open source platform for developments.
Many of the largest companies like Google also make projects through GitHub.
We will fully explain about Github in Upcoming tutorial.
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