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Edward ScioreJava Program Designhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4143-1_1

1. Modular Software Design

Edward Sciore1 
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Newton, MA, USA
 

When a beginning programmer writes a program, there is one goal: the program must work correctly. However, correctness is only a part of what makes a program good. Another, equally important part is that the program be maintainable.

Perhaps you have experienced the frustration of installing a new version of some software, only to discover that its performance has degraded and one of the features you depend on no longer works. Such situations occur when a new feature changes the existing software in ways that other features did not expect.

Good software is intentionally designed so that these ...

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