1.8 Fill in the blanks in each of the following statements:
a) The programs that run on a computer are referred to as _______.
b) Systems such as smartphones, appliances, game controllers, cable set-top boxes and automobiles that contain small computers are called _______.
c) Just as characters are composed of bits, _______ are composed of characters or bytes.
d) Information on secondary storage devices is _______; it’s preserved even when the computer’s power is turned off.
e) Translator programs called _______ convert high-level language code into machine language code _______.
f) In object-oriented programming languages, we create a program unit called a(n) _______ to house the set of methods that perform its tasks.
g) Use a building-block ...