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Simple Program Design: A Step-by-Step Approach

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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 ...more
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 368 pages
Published September 29th 2006 by Course Technology (first published October 1st 1990)
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Alde Baron
Jan 13, 2016 Alde Baron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: programmers
This was the first book I was assigned in college, along with my introduction to programming courses. At the time, I was learning to code in C, one of the languages many languages today are derived from.

The basics are covered in this book, and I know without those basics of software design, most applications would take forever to code, and end up horrible. I've seen plenty of code written by amateurs, and I can clearly tell they haven't taken the time to read books on crafting simple program fl
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Shelves: programming
Not a big fan of programming books based soley on pseudocode; however, as these books go, this is a good one.
Good starting point to learn about program design and pseudocode...
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Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Libby by: DeVry University
This book is horrible only in one context: the DeVry University CIS-115 Logic and Design class does not actually teach from the book. If you wanted to read it just to understand programming logic, I would not recommend the book purely based on the fact that it's too short, does not provide enough actual concept and definitions of logic routines and decisions, and has a habit of reversing or using multiple terminologies for the same concepts interchangeably in a way that makes it hard for a ...more
Simple Program Design attempts to instill best practices into starting out coders. Though the book uses pseudocode and diagrams to make it's points, it didn't really work on me... my code still comes out as a mess of random thoughts.

Though it does have some nice sorting algorithms and gives you a method of determining the efficiency of each in a given situation.
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