PSEUDOCODE-BOX DIAGRAMS: AN APPROACH TO MORE UNDERSTANDABLE, PRODUCTIVE, AND ADAPTABLE SOFTWARE DESIGN AND CODING.

Sangjin Yoo, Kenneth E. Kendall

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Abstract

One solution to the current software crisis is to produce software that is highly maintainable. Highly maintainable software can be produced by effective software design. Effective software design is characterized by the application of flexible, simple, visible, and easy to use design methodologies and tools. To meet these requirements, a new software design tool - PB (Pseudocode-Box) diagram - is developed. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the PB diagram during the systems development life cycle (SDLC) of an inventory control system. This study showed that the PB diagram was more understandable, aided productivity, and was more adaptable than N-S charts in systems coded in COBOL. To a lesser extent, the same held true for systems coded in BASIC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-51
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal on Policy and Information
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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