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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Hour 22 How Companies Program

This hour attempts to give you an idea of how companies program computers. The focus is on the larger companies with big data processing staffs working on one or more mainframes, minicomputers, and microcomputers. You will also learn about the smaller companies and how they deal with programming staff and other types of computer personnel.

Companies must coordinate their programming efforts to make the best use of their resources. This doesn’t always mean that every program wanted by every person gets written. Actually, the allocation of programming talents is one of the data processing manager’s primary tasks. You will learn about the different types of available jobs and their titles and how those people interface ...

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