structured design


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structured design

(programming)
(SD) One of a number of systematic top-down design techniques used in software engineering, usually after structured analysis.

structured design

A systematic approach to program design developed in the mid-1970s by Constantine, Yourdon, et al, that included the use of graphical notation for effective documentation and communication, design guidelines and recipes to help programmers get started.
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For the rest of this article, I shall focus on this strategy, the employment of structured design methodologies, and lessons learned from other industries.
Moreover, these teams are not typically incentivized to foster open approaches to design or to use structured design methodologies that lead to high quality and performance.
Structured design encapsulates lines of code into procedural units that Constantine called modules.
But if the ultra-sheer look is more than you can bare, you can go for the more structured designs to be found in lingerie departments.

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