Steps in Program Development

Computer programming is an art. Many people believe that a programmer must be good at math, have a memory for statistics and technical information, and be prepared to spend many hours sitting at a computer typing programs. However, given the right tools and steps to follow, anyone can write a well-designed program. It’s worth the work, because it’s motivating and fulfilling.

Programming can be defined as the development and identification of a solution to a problem, and the sequence of a corresponding series of instructions, directed by the computer hardware, that will produce the desired result. It is the first part of the definition that addresses the creative needs of the programmer. That is, designing a solution to an identified problem. Yet this step is often overlooked. Jumping straight into the coding phase without first designing a suitable solution usually results in a program that has many errors. Often the programmer needs to spend a considerable amount of money after …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *