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2: Introduction to Programming

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    • 2.1: Systems Development Life Cycle
      The Systems Development Life Cycle is the big picture of creating an information system that handles a major task (referred to as an application). The applications usually consist of many programs. An example would be the Department of Defense supply system, the customer system used at your local bank, the repair parts inventory system used by car dealerships. There are thousands of applications that use an information system created just to help solve a business problem.
    • 2.2: Visual Studio Code IDE/MinGW C++ Compiler
      Microsoft and Borland are the two reputable names within the programming world for compilers. They sell compiler software for many programming languages. For the C++ programming language, the Microsoft Visual Studio which includes C++ and Borland C++ Builder are excellent compilers. Often with textbooks or free via the internet; you can get Microsoft’s Visual C++ Express or Borland’s Personal Edition version of a compiler. However, installing either of these compliers can be complex. Microsoft’s
    • 2.3: Modularization and C++ Program Layout
      The original wording for this was a sub-program. Other names include: macro, sub-routine, procedure, module and function. We are going to use the term function for that is what they are called in the two predominant programming languages of today: C++ and Java.
    • 2.4: Practice 1 Introduction to Programming

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