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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Third Edition by Greg Perry

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Flowcharts

Flowcharts and related logic-development tools are the staple item of computer professionals. The complexity of programs requires that you somehow find a way to depict the logic of a program before writing it. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and the flowchart provides a pictorial representation of program logic. The flowchart provides the logic for the final program. If your flowchart is correctly drawn, writing the actual program becomes a matter of rote. After the final program is completed, the flowchart can act as documentation to the program itself.

Flowchart Symbols

Flowcharts are made up of industry-standard symbols. You can buy plastic flowchart symbol outlines, called flowchart templates, at an office ...

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