WIT Press


Quality In Modular Program Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940201

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

781 kb

Author(s)

K. Monk & A. Stavrinides

Abstract

Quality in modular program design K. Monk, A. Stavrinides School of Mathematical and Information Sciences, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, ABSTRACT This paper describes current work at Coventry University aimed at developing a methodology and creating a suitable environment and tools to support methodical program design at the modular level. The work focuses on undergraduate teaching of programming, an important area which does not always receive the attention it deserves, though it is also relevant to the commercial environment. For many students the concepts of program design and testing typically degenerate to those of coding and debugging, while documentation is paten an afterthought. The results of poor teaching are reflected in equally poor practices in the graduates' early employment. The approach we have taken attempts to fill the gap between systems development methodologies and programming. While the former can tackle prob

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