Hsieh, Samuel C. Department of Computer Science, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherfort, Oklahoma.
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- Problem solving
- Syntax errors and logic errors
- Top-down design
- Object-oriented programming
- Language processors
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Designing and writing a detailed sequence of operating instructions for a particular problem to be run on a computer; also known as programming. A computer is able to perform useful tasks only by executing computer programs. A programming language or a computer language is a specialized language for expressing the instructions in a computer program (see illustration). A person engaged in computer programming is commonly called a programmer. Two major stages can be identified in a typical process to develop a computer program: problem solving and implementation. See also: Computer; Programming languages
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