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Tools for Structured and Object-Oriented Design
An Introduction to Programming Logic
Marilyn Bohl - Maria Rynn
Tools for Structured and Object-Oriented Design: An Introduction to Programming Logic, Seventh Edition, teaches program design in a well-thought-out, language-independent manner, assuming no programming background whatsoever.
The authors begin with the absolute basics, building on them sequentially, one step at a time. Simply and clearly, they show how to analyze problems, and express the solutions in ways computers can be directed to follow.
Readers will learn how to use essential problem-solving tools, from ANSI/ISO standard flowcharting to pseudocode, structure charts, and UML. Sample problems and exercises are included throughout. Many chapters include enrichment sections illustrating key concepts in Visual Basic. Three final chapters demonstrate design solutions to more complex but common applications (sorting, searching, file processing, and report writing).
This new edition has been thoroughly updated with more coverage of object-oriented design and UML diagramming. Dozens of new exercises are provided, and all existing exercises have been updated as needed. The entire book has been redesigned to improve content flow and readability, and all screen images now reflect the new Windows Vista interface.
- Maintaining a coherent overall structure in program design
- Top-down, modular program development techniques, including structure charts
- Utilizing flowcharts and pseudocode to plan the logic of a well-structured program
- Using control structures: SIMPLE SEQUENCE, IFTHENELSE, DOWHILE, CASE, and DOUNTIL
- Working with arrays: from one- and two-dimensional arrays to advanced searching and sorting
- Object-oriented design: classes, objects, data members, methods, encapsulation, and overloading, polymorphism, abstract classes, and inner classes
- Inheritance, generalization/specialization relationships, association, aggregation, and composition
- The evolution of Unified Modeling Language (UML) and use of UML class and object diagrams in problem solving
About the Authors
Marilyn Bohl, author of nine college texts in the computing field, has 25 years of software engineering experience at IBM, Ingres, and a couple of startup companies. Maria Rynn, Associate Professor of Information Technology at Northern Virginia Community College holds a B.A. in Mathematics from West Chester State College and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Table of contents
PART ONE. STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS.
1. Introduction to Structured Design.
2. SIMPLE SEQUENCE Control Structure.
3. IFTHENELSE Control Structure.
4. DOWHILE Control Structure–Counter-Controlled Loops.
5. DOWHILE Control Structure–Trailer Record Logic.
7. CASE Control Structure.
8. DOUNTIL Control Structure.
9. Introduction to Arrays.
PART TWO. OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS.
10. Introduction to Object-Oriented Design.
12. Other Class and Object Relationships.
PART THREE. APPLICATIONS.
13. Array Applications.
14. Master File Update Processing.
15. Control-Break Processing.
Appendix A: Program Flowcharting Symbols.
Appendix B: Structured-Programming Control Structures.
Appendix C: Answers to Selected Exercises.
Appendix C: Correlation Guide
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