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