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authors Vessey, Iris and Weber, Ron
year 1986
title Structured Tools and Conditional logic : An Empirical Investigation
source Communications of the ACM. January, 1986. vol 29: pp. 48-57 : ill. includes bibliography
summary Prior research has identified two psychological processes that appear to be used by programmers when they perform design and coding tasks: Taxonomizing-identifying the conditions that evoke particular action, and sequencing- converting the taxa into linear sequence of program code. The article describes an experiment that seeks to provide insight into the relative strength and limitations of three structured tools -- structured english, decision tables and decision trees how they facilitate these two process
keywords programming, tools, practice
series CADline
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