BASIC Programming with the I. B. M. Personal Computer

BASIC Programming with the I. B. M. Personal Computer

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This practical, hands-on introduction to Microsoft BASIC offers examples, programming hints and over 800 exercises to help students new to programming master the concepts and skills. Noted in the first edition for its clear, direct style and its applications from the business world, this second edition continues to teach students carefully the key concepts. Concepts are introduced one at a time and then summarised at the end of each chapter. In this new edition, there is increased emphasis on programme design for the end-user, such as screen design and debugging. To improve the programs designed, Diagnostic Exercises show the common errors made and require the student to correct them. A unique companion disk offers both tutorials and datafiles. This book should be of interest to undergraduate students taking introductory programming courses in departments of computer science, business studies and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 31.75mm | 1,240g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Course Technology Inc
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 053412156X
  • 9780534121563

Table of contents

Getting started. Program development. Displaying information. Using commands to manage programs. Using the disk operating system. Assigning values to program variables. Processing data and highlighting program output. Refining programming skills. Getting started in using files. Program control statements: beginning. Advanced program control. Repeating operations. Arrays. Multi-dimension arrays. Sorting. Expanding programming skills. Putting it all together. Sequential files. Processing sequential files. Random-access files. Processing random-access files. Appendixes. Glossary. Index. Removable pocket more