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Ideal for novice and experienced programmers alike, this book shows readers how problem solving is the same in all computer languagesregardless of syntax. Using a step-by-step, generic, non-language-specific approachwith detailed explanations and many illustrationsit presents the tools and concepts required when using any programming language to develop computer applications. The focus throughout is on the use of problem solving toolsincluding problem analysis charts, interactivity (structure) charts, IPO charts, coupling diagrams, algorithms, flowcharts, and (in appendices) Universal Modeling Languages concepts, Nassi-Schneiderman charts, and Warnier-Orr diagrams. Techniques are detailed for applications such as page layout, spreadsheets, database management systems, and document processing, and Putting It All Together sections show readers how to put individual problem-solving techniques together into viable strategies for tackling specific kinds of problems/applications. General Problem Solving Concepts. Programming Concepts. Problem Solving with the Sequential Logic Structure; with Decisions; with Loops; with the Case Logic Structure. Processing Arrays. Data Structures. Database Concepts. Concepts of Object Oriented Programming. Object Oriented Program Design. File Concepts. Sequential-Access File Applications. Sequential-Access File Updating. Random Access File Processing and Updating. Problem Solving for Word Processing and Desktop Publishing; for Spreadsheets; for Document Processing.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION TO PROBLEM SOLVING AND PROGRAMMING.
1. General Problem Solving Concepts. 2. Beginning Problem Solving Concepts for the Computer. 3. Programming Concepts.
II. STRUCTURING PROGRAMS FOR LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS.
4. An Introduction to Programming Structure. 5. Problem Solving with the Sequential Logic Structure. 6. Problem Solving with Decisions. 7. Problem Solving with Loops. 8. Problem Solving with the Case Logic Structure.
III. DATA STRUCTURES.
9. Processing Arrays. 10. Data Structures. 11. Database Concepts.
IV. OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.
12. Concepts of Object Oriented Programming. 13. Object Oriented Program Design.
V. FILE PROCESSING.
14. File Concepts. 15. Sequential-Access File Applications. 16. Sequential-Access File Updating. 17. Random Access File Processing and Updating.
VI. PROBLEM SOLVING FOR APPLICATION SOFTWARE.
18. Introduction to Application Software. 19. Problem Solving for Word Processing and Desktop Publishing. 20. Problem Solving for Spreadsheets. 21. Document Processing.
A. Formulas commonly Using in Business Applications. B. Sort, Merge, and Search Methods. C. ASCII and EBCDIC Codes for Data Representations. D. Forms to Use in Problem Solving. E. Other Problem Solving Tools. F. UML Concepts. Glossary.