Visual Basic 2008 Programming: Business Applications with a Design Perspective
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Chapter 1: Introduction
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Steps in Program Development

When you are ready to develop an application program, there is a fairly standard set of steps you should follow. Your progress will be much smoother when you observe these steps, which are outlined as follows:

When developing a program, you can save a lot of time, headaches, and effort in revision and rework if you know its exact requirements/specifications at the very beginning. Analyze the problem carefully, and define the requirements clearly before proceeding.

Figure 1.3 summarizes the steps of program development.

Figure 1.3
Steps of Program Development

Steps of Program Development

When a beginner is working on a programming exercise, some of these steps may be combined, or may not be applicable. For example, the exercise may be so simple that it requires little analysis of the problem or design of code structure. Once you understand the goal, you can start to work on designing the visual interface, writing the code, and testing the program. As you proceed and the problems become more complex, however, it pays to revisit this complete roadmap. You will appreciate the importance of those steps that you initially could do without.

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