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application software or system software

is energia application software or system software

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Application software. It's a cross-development environment, used to develop programs for a different machine than the one you're running it on.

At first, it might seem to fit the definition of system software in that it provides a platform for developing application software, but the software being developed is for a different machine and it's not actually involved with running the software on the other machine.

On the video page, you can see where this was the topic of a previous forum question about a year ago.

thanks for your help