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Programming on Purpose Essays on Programming Design

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ISBN-10: 0137213743

ISBN-13: 9780137213740

Edition: 1st 1993

Authors: P. J. Plauger

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A guided tour of numerous software design methods, this volume collects into book form a variety of articles from P.J. Plauger's monthly columnProgramming on Purpose which has been entertaining readers ofComputer Language Magazine for years. Topics span the gamut from how to be a software entrepreneur, the innards of floating point arithmetic, and the turbulent world of software design methodologies, including structured analysis and data-structured design, why “bottom-up” design isn't always foolish, and why “top-down” design isn't always wise.MARKETS: For supplemental reading in an intermediate or advanced course on software design methods or software engineering, and for practicing…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/2/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Which Tool Is Best?
Writing Predicates
Generating Data
Finite-State Machines
Recognizing Input
Handling Exceptions
Which Tool Is Next?
Order Out of Chaos
Marrying Data Structures
Divorcing Data Structures
Who's the Boss?
By Any Other Name
Which Tool Is Last?
A Designer's Bibliography
A Designer's Reference Shelf
A Preoccupation with Time
Structuring Time
Abstract It
Encapsulate It
Inherit It
Heresies of Software Design
Remedial Software Engineering
List of Columns