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

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Hour 8 Structured Techniques

Now you are familiar with the steps to take before programming. You also know how to do some programming, having a little Liberty BASIC in your programming bag of tricks. In this hour’s lesson, you begin honing your programming skills. From Hour 3, you now know that two steps must always precede writing the program—defining the output and data as well as developing the logic. After you develop the logic, you can write the program, using one of the many available programming languages.

This hour guides you into being a more structured programmer, writing clearer code, and writing code that is maintainable. Your future as a programmer depends on your being able to write code that others can change and manage.

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