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Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Chapter 4. Working with Variables and Arrays

All computer programs process some kind of data. This data may be embedded inside the program or it may be supplied from the user—from external files or from the computer itself. Regardless of where it originates, programmers need a means of storing and later retrieving data used during application execution. You have already seen examples of how this works in the game programs you’ve created in this book. In this chapter, you will learn how the retrieval and storage of data in computer memory really works, both in Just BASIC and other programming languages. In addition, you will learn how to create your next computer application, the Ask Mustafa game.

Specifically, you will learn

  • How to store and retrieve ...

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