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BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT 13th edition by BCS Academy Glossary Working Party

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C3 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS

The terms defined in this section cover a variety of techniques and concepts used to communicate ideas and algorithms. These terms are used both to communicate ideas before a program is written and to describe the program design so that other programmers can maintain the program at a later date. Related terms can be found in Section C1 Systems design and life cycle (system characteristics), Section C4 Programming (flow of execution), Section C5 Programming (subprograms), Section C6 Program syntax, Section C7 Describing programs and Section C8 Testing and running programs.

The construction of any effective computer program is time-consuming and complex, requiring the application of a wide range of techniques, skills and ...

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