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The use of Nassi-Shneiderman charts and supporting tools in software engineering education

Authors
Journal
Computers & Education
0360-1315
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0360-1315(87)90029-7
Keywords
  • Nassi-Shneiderman Charts
  • Software Tools
  • Testing
  • Documentation
  • Software Engineering Education
Disciplines
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Education

Abstract

Abstract In 1973 Nassi and Shneiderman proposed a new form of flowchart which was advocated as being better suited to the practices of structured programming. It is argued that Nassi-Shneiderman charts (N-S charts) provide a convenient common framework for the communication and practice of other widely accepted ideas concerning software development. They can for example be used to promote top-down design, structured implementation, thorough testing and graphical documentation. This paper relates experiences using N-S charts in a University educational environment and describes some tools which have been developed to support use of the charts.

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