Synopses & Reviews
Prepare beginning programmers with the most important principles for developing structured program logic with Farrell's highly effective PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN, COMPREHENSIVE, 8E. This popular text takes a unique, language-independent approach to programming with a distinctive emphasis on modern conventions. The book's clear, concise writing style eliminates highly technical jargon while introducing universal programming concepts and encouraging a strong programming style and logical thinking. Clear revised explanations utilize flowcharts, pseudocode, and diagrams to ensure even readers with no prior programming experience fully understand modern programming and design concepts. Farrell's proven learning features help students gain a better understanding of the scope of programming today while common business examples help illustrate key points. Readers can use this proven book alone or paired with a language-specific companion text that emphasizes C++, Java or Visual Basic.
About the Author
Joyce Farrell has authored several popular programming textbooks, including books on Java, Programming Logic and Design, 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: An Overview of Computers and Programming. Chapter 2: Elements of High-Quality Programs. Chapter 3: Understanding Structure. Chapter 4: Making Decisions. Chapter 5: Looping. Chapter 6: Arrays. Chapter 7: File Handling and Applications. Chapter 8: Advanced Data Handling Concepts. Chapter 9: Advanced Modularization Techniques. Chapter 10: Object-Oriented Programming. Chapter 11: More Object-Oriented Programming Concepts. Chapter 12: Event-Driven GUI Programming, Multithreading, and Animation. Chapter 13: System Modeling with the UML. Chapter 14: Using Relational Databases. Appendix A: Understanding Numbering Systems and Computer Codes. Appendix B: Solving Difficult Structuring Problems. Appendix C: Creating Print Charts. Appendix D: Two Variations on the Basic Structures--case and do-while.