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Simple Program Design, A Step-by-Step Approach, 5th Edition

  • Lesley Anne Robertson University of Western Sydney
  • ISBN-10: 1423901320  |  ISBN-13: 9781423901327
  • 347 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2000, 1994
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $184.50
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Simple Program Design: A Step by Step Approach, Fifth Edition is written for programmers who want to develop good programming skills for solving common business problems. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised in keeping with modern program design techniques. The easy-to-follow instructional style has been retained along with the language-independent approach to program design. Stressing structured programming and modular design, pseudocode is used as the major program design technique.

Features and Benefits

  • An improved section on modularization and communication between modules, and a greatly expanded section on object-oriented design with many more step-by-step examples
  • Programming problems, of increasing complexity at the end of most chapters
  • All topics relating to the initial design and testing of the solution algorithm.
  • Instructional examples such as defining a problem, designing an algorithm, desk-checking, arrays, modular design, and communication between modules, parameter passing and object-oriented design.
  • Three chapters covering object-oriented design. They introduce the concepts of object-oriented design and the steps involved in creating an object-oriented solution to a problem for one or multiple classes

Table of Contents

1. Program Design
2. Pseudocode
3. Developing an Algorithm
4. Selection Control Structures
5. Repetition Control Structures
6. Pseudocode Algorithms Using Sequence, Selection, and Repetition
7. Array Processing
8. First Steps in Modularisation
9. Further Modularisation, Cohesion, and Coupling
10. General Algorithms for Common Business Problems
11. Detailed Object-Oriented Design
12. Simple Object-Oriented Design for Multiple Classes
13. Conclusion
A: Flowcharts
B: Special Algorithms
C: Translating Pseudocode into Computer Languages-Quick Reference Chart

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lesley Anne Robertson

Lesley Anne Robertson was introduced to pseudocode design methodology when she joined IBM, Australia, in 1973 as a trainee programmer. Since then she has consistently used these techniques as a programmer, a systems analyst, and finally a lecturer in computing at the University of Western Sydney, NSW, where she taught computer program design for 11 years. Lesley now lives on a vineyard and winery in Mudgee, NSW, with her daughters, Lucy and Sally.