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Fun!(damental) and Fun!(ctional) Table-driven Programming

02-21-2017, Meetings, Directors

In table-driven programming, a programmer specifies program logic in an array (also known as a table) instead of coding procedural control statements. In this presentation, Ted Holt begins by contrasting procedural and table-driven programming. Next he walks through an example that demonstrates that table-driven programming can solve problems that procedural programming cant. Finally, Ted illustrates the power of table-driven programming by sharing a utility he developed using table-driven techniques.

Programmers who attend this session will be exposed to new ideas and techniques that will augment their tool chests. Managers will be challenged to think of new ways to develop applications that support end users.

Biography

Ted Holt is a Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic Software, a provider of modernization solutions for the IBM i world. He has worked within the information technology industry since 1981, primarily with IBM midrange computers. His industry experience includes the fields of manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail, and wholesale. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Southern Mississippi and has taught in community colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools.

Ted is the author of several books on programming topics and is a regular speaker for the RPG and DB2 Summit. He also serves as a technical editor and writer for itjungle.com.

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