Students' Guide to Program Design (The students' guide series)
Existing programming texts that use specific languages (PASCAL, BASIC etc) usually gloss over the important step of designing a solution to a given problem. This book tackles program design by using structured programming techniques and pseudocode to develop a solution algorithm. The pseudocode used in the book has been chosen for its closeness to written English and to the syntax of most programming languages. The book begins with a basic explanation of structured programming techniques, top-down development and modular design. Then, concept by concept, the student is introduced to the syntax of pseudocode; methods of defining the problem; the application of basic control structures in the development of the solution algorithm; desk checking techniques; hierarchy charts; and module design considerations. Examples and problems are given throughout.