Accession Number : ADA184027
Title : Comparison of Pascal and the dBASE III PLUS Language in Programming an Inventory Management System.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Chang,To
PDF Url : ADA184027
Report Date : Jun 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 203
Abstract : Before the widespread use of Database Management Systems (DBMS), programmers have had to rely on the third generation language such as COBOL, Pascal, and PL/I to implement their application programs. These programs are usually very hard to maintain and modify unless very disciplined structured programming techniques are used. However, with the DBMS, the ease of development, maintenance, and modification of data-managing application programs can be attained. In this thesis, we compare two versions of an inventory management program, one written in Apple Pascal and the other written in dBASE III PLUS, in terms of their modifiability and maintainability.
Descriptors : *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, THESES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA BASES, DATA MANAGEMENT, INVENTORY CONTROL, MAINTAINABILITY, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MODIFICATION, PROGRAMMERS
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE