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Find exactly what you need to introduce your students to the fundamentals of programming logic with Farrell's direct, efficient JUST ENOUGH PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN, 2E. This unique, language-independent approach to logic provides seven chapters focused on key programming and logic content in a concise format that helps readers progress through the subject matter quickly. Students study introductory concepts, structure, decision-making, looping, array manipulation, and calling methods as well as an introduction to object-oriented programming. Everyday examples and clear explanations in this edition's streamlined presentation make this a perfect choice for students with no prior programming experience. Twenty-five brief new videos from the author expand upon and clarify topics, while new Debugging Exercises and a wealth of review and programming exercises in each chapter help students hone their coding and programming skills. Use this concise approach alone or as a companion text in any programming language course.

Joyce Farrell,

Joyce Farrell has authored several popular programming textbooks, including books on Programming Logic and Design, Java, C#, and C++. Her books are recognized for their clear, direct writing style and effective presentation. A well-respected instructor, Ms. Farrell has taught Computer Information Systems at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois; the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; and McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
  • TWENTY-FIVE BRIEF NEW VIDEOS CLARIFY CONCEPTS. Now, you can easily download 25 concise, dynamic videos created and narrated by the text's author to clarify and expand on key concepts covered in each chapter.
  • NEW AND REVISED DEBUGGING EXERCISES HELP STUDENTS HONE CODE READING AND WRITING SKILLS. Students gain valuable experience critically examining code statements for syntax and logical errors, interpreting code written by others, and observing how another programmer approaches a problem with this edition's unique new and fully revised Debugging Exercises.
  • FURTHER STREAMLINED TEXT DESIGN ELIMINATES MARGIN NOTES AND ADDS MORE CLARITY. This edition offers a more direct, streamlined and concise approach without the distraction of margin notes and with improved figure call-outs that provide additional clarity.
  • BOOK'S UNIQUE LANGUAGE-INDEPENDENT APPROACH PROVIDES SOLID FOUNDATION IN PROGRAMMING LOGIC. The author emphasizes modern conventions with a language-independent approach that is ideal even for students with no prior programming experience. This concise text can be used alone or in conjunction with specific language instruction in the same semester for a solid understanding of design and C++, Java, or Visual Basic.
  • CLEAN, STREAMLINED PRESENTATION PRESENTS CONCEPTS EFFICIENTLY. This edition presents key programming and logic content in a direct, efficient format to help readers progress through the subject matter quickly. Memorable, yet simple examples focus directly on the concept being discussed without distracting detail.
  • WEALTH OF REVIEW QUESTIONS REINFORCES CHAPTER CONCEPTS. Twenty multiple-choice Review Questions at the end of each chapter provide proven, active practice in working with each of the book's major concepts.
  • NUMEROUS PROGRAMMING EXERCISES IN EVERY CHAPTER PROVIDE DIVERSE PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES. Ten or more programming exercises at the end of each chapter provide students with experience in developing logic for large and small programs.
1. An Overview of Computers and Logic.
2. Understanding Structure.
3. Making Decisions.
4. Looping.
5. Arrays.
6. Using Methods.
7. Object-Oriented Programming.
A. Understanding Numbering Systems and Computer Codes.
B. Two Special Structures—Case and Do-while.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781133992066
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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781111825966
Make the most of your course with a wealth of teaching aids and tips for maximizing this edition of the text. Instructor's Manual and Sample Syllabus assist you in planning and organizing an effective, engaging course. PowerPoint® Presentations outline key concepts to guide classroom presentation. ExamView™ test banks let you quickly and easily create pen and paper or online tests to gauge student comprehension. Student Data Files, including source code or other practice problem files, reinforce concepts from the text. Solutions files provide answers to selected activities.