Intro Programming in VisualBASIC - Chapter 2

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Intro Programming in VisualBASIC - Chapter 2
2013-01-30 14:52:41
Programming Computer Visual Basic Problem Solving Process Analyze Data Plan Algorithms Desk Check Input Output Pseudocode Flowchart Processing Item

CS 1121 - Intro to Programming in Visual BASIC.NET - Chapter 2 - Problem Solving. Topics: Computer Programming Problem-Solving Process, Analyzing Data, Planning Algorithms, Desk-Checking Algorithms.
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  1. What are the steps in the computer programming problem-solving process?
    • 1. Analyze the Problem
    • 2. Plan the Algorithm
    • 3. Desk-Check the Algorithm
    • 4. Create User Interface
    • 5. Code the Algorithm into a Program
    • 6. Desk-Check the Program
    • 7. Rigorously Test the Program using the Computer.
  2. Define Input and Output
    • Output: the Goal.  What does the user want to see printed on paper, displayed on screen, or stored in a file?
    • Input: the items needed to achieve the Goal. What info does the computer need in order to print, display, or store the output? What would you need in order to do it manually? 
  3. In what step of the problem-solving process do you identify the components needed to solve a problem? 
    Step 1: Analyze the Problem
  4. What are two common ways an algorithm is organized?
    • Pseudocode
    • Flowchart
  5. What is pseudocode?
    "False code" - looks kind of like computer code, but a computer cannot understand it - it is a list of steps/instructions composed of short phrases. The programmer understands it and will code it into a program later.