Generally, a platform is a technology base wherein other processes or softwares are built. A platform can be easily understood as the software building blocks behind a computer system. It typically identifies a standard wherein a system can be further developed. When the platform is defined, software developers can create the right software. Managers too can buy the right applications and hardware. 

Most of the time, platform is synonymously used with OS or operating system. This goes to show that a computer running on a certain operating system is running on that certain platform. For example, an Asus computer running Windows 7 can be considered to run in Windows platform. Thus, a platform’s consists of an OS which is the coordinating program of the computer’s system which in turn is created based on the processor’s instruction set. The platform is also made up of the hardware that does logic operations and it also manages the movement of data.

Typically, a majority of application programs need to written in order to function in a certain platform. Every platform offers a different API (application program interface) for various system services. Therefore, for example, a computer program has to be written in order to run on Mac OS X platform on the other hand it can also run on a Windows XP platform. Today, standard conforming or open interfaces already exist allowing various programs to run on varied platforms.


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