Table of contents for Systems design in the fourth generation : object-based development using dBASE / John A. Lehman.


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INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND.
Design.
Introduction to Transaction Processing Systems.
Introduction to DBASE III+ and DBASE IV.
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS.
Object Modelling and Entity Relationship Diagrams.
Event Modelling and Data Flow Diagrams.
Data Type and Structure; Data Dictionaries.
Normalization.
PROGRAM ARCHITECTURE.
Program Architecture and Modularity; the Structure Chart.
Functional Decomposition.
Object-Oriented Design.
Measures of Design Quality.
Case Study for Program Architecture.
DESIGN OF INDIVIDUAL MODULES.
Control Structures, Operations, and Structured Programming.
Case Study of Action Diagrams.
Data Structure Based Design (The Jackson Approach).
Sources of Algorithms.
CODING.
Additional Features of DBASE III.
Additional Features of DBASE IV.
Case Study in Coding.
LATER STAGES IN THE LIFECYCLE.
Program Testing.
Physical Packaging.