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Flow Charting

Flow chart website review/ analysis.

Cody Huisman

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Flow Charting

Flow Charting -- Wikipedia Why flow charts? Flow charts help you to organize
and plan what you're doing. By: Cody Huisman Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing,
documenting or managing a process or program
in various fields. Wikipedia's flow chart site contains a plethora of information, tips, tools, and tricks for the most beginner of flow chart user. Wikipedia talks about the history of flow charts and their common uses in the modern day society. Wikipedia contains a miniature verbal tutorial on how to use flow charts and flow charting
programs. It also includes a few links to other tutorial sites for beginners. Manual Software

Any drawing program can be used to create flow chart diagrams, but these will have no underlying data model to share data with databases or other programs such as project management systems or spreadsheets. Some tools offer special support for flowchart drawing, e.g., Visio, OmniGraffle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowchart The End Start and End/ Terminator symbols

Represented as ovals or rounded rectangles, usually containing the word "Start" or "End", or another phrase signalling the start or end of a process, such as "submit enquiry" or "receive product". Lets take a look at some
tools/shapes used when
flowcharting Arrows

Showing what's called "flow of control" in computer science. An arrow coming from one symbol and ending at another symbol represents that control passes to the symbol the arrow points to. Processing steps

Represented as rectangles. Examples: "Add 1 to X"; "replace identified part"; "save changes" or similar processes. Input/Output

Represented as a parallelogram. Examples: Get X from the user; display X. Conditional or decision

Represented as a diamond (rhombus). These typically contain a Yes/No question or True/False test. This symbol is unique in that it has two arrows coming out of it, usually from the bottom point and right point, one corresponding to Yes or True, and one corresponding to No or False. The arrows should always be labeled. More than two arrows can be used, but this is normally a clear indicator that a complex decision is being taken, in which case it may need to be broken-down further, or replaced with the "pre-defined process" symbol. Automatic

Many software packages exist that can create flow charts automatically, either directly from source code, or from a flow chart description language. There is a wide variety of software available for simplified flow charting. Web-Based

A few web based flow charting programs are Gliffy, and DrawAnyWhere. These can be used from any computer without downloading.
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