Chances are, if you were to go into a conference room at a software
company, it would contain a white-board filled with pseudocode and
flowcharts. Pseudocode and flowcharts are programmer's ways of expressing
algorithms, control structures, and other programming concepts quickly and
simply. Most software projects involve lengthy planning sessions, where
programmers and managers brainstorm and analyze coding tricks and ideas.
You'll find a good
definition of pseudocode by searching for "pseudocode" at online
glossary sites such as Webopedia (www.webopedia.com)
or FOLDOC (Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing) (http://foldoc.org).
You'll find out how to use pseudocode to express program control
structures and how to write smooth, proper pseudocode at the Pseudocode
Guide. There is a Pseudocode Translation Quick Reference Guide at this
link. To find some examples of pseudocode, use a search engine, such as www.msn.com
or www.google.com , to search
for "pseudocode." In addition to using the search term
"flowchart" at your favorite Web-based dictionary site or search
engine, you can explore some flowcharting tools by connecting to this
Web page. Check out some professional-level, commercial flowchart
software at either RFFlow from www.rff.com,
or iGrafx FlowCharter from www.igrafx.com.
The SmartDraw site also includes a variety of flowchart examples and a
flowcharting tutorial, and you can download a trial version of SmartDraw
Additional Links This
web page has an easy-going description of what pseudocode is, some
examples of what it looks like, and an explanation of how it is applied.
For specific information about pseudocode take a look at the Pseudocode