Programming & Development
Programming & Development is an art. Many people believe that a programmer must be good at mathematics, have a memory for figures 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 well designed programs. It is a task worth doing, as it is both stimulating and fulfilling.
Programming can be defined as the development of a solution to and identified problem, and the setting up of a related series of instructions that, when directed through computer hardware, will yield the desired results. It is the first part of this definition that satisfies the programmer's creative requirements; that is, to design a solution to an identified problem. Yet this step is so often overlooked. Leaping straight into the coding phase without first designing a proper solution usually results in a program that contains many errors. Often the programmer then needs to spend a significant amount of time finding these errors and correcting them. A more experienced programmer will design a solution to the program first, desk check this solution, and then code the program in a chosen programming language.
The programming and Development language is a very common and widely used programming language for creating computer programs. Programmers around the world embrace C because it gives maximum control and efficiency to the programmer.
Programmers get positive other advantages from Language C as well, like with this language they are capable to read and write code for a large number of platforms. All, from micro-controllers to the most advanced scientific systems, can be written in C, and numerous other modern operating systems are written in C as well. Likewise, it becomes easier for programmers to learn object-oriented C++ language after knowing Language C.
These are seven basic steps in the development of a program
- Define the problem
- Outline the solution
- Develop the outline into an algorithm
- Test the algorithm for correctness
- Code the algorithm into a specific programming language
- Run program on the computer
- Document and maintain the program