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Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Jesse Liberty

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The Development Cycle

Many volumes have been written about the development cycle. Some propose a waterfall method, in which designers determine what the program should do; architects determine how the program will be built, what classes will be used, and so forth; and then programmers implement the design and architecture. By the time the design and architecture are given to the programmer, they are complete; all the programmer need do is implement the required functionality.

Even if the waterfall method worked, it would probably be a poor method for writing good programs. As the programmer proceeds, there is a necessary and natural feedback between ...

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