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Does "on top of" in the following mean "in addition to"?
While many of them can develop proprietary skills, processes, and even software packages that run on top of the platforms they use, they are predominantly a business about people .....
*I AM NOT A TEACHER OR NATIVE.*
Since I'm a software engineering graduate, I just wanted to suggest another interpretation for the statement.
In software development the term platform may refer to a pre-existing environment, e.g. an operating system like Microsoft Windows, within which other applications/packages/... can be run. In such cases a platform can be likened to a stage on which other programs play their roles. So, I suggest "on top of" here may really mean on "top" of the platform. What's your opinion, dear Rover_KE and other teacher/native friends?
Last edited by Ali Hsn; 25-Mar-2014 at 13:25.