This fully revised eighth edition of Joyce Farrell's Programming Logic and Design: Introductory prepares student programmers for success by teaching them the fundamental principles of developing structured program logic. Widely used in foundational Programming courses, this popular text takes a unique, language-independent approach to programming, with a distinctive emphasis on modern conventions. Noted for its clear, concise writing style, the book eliminates highly technical jargon while introducing universal programming concepts and encouraging a strong programming style and logical thinking. Quick Reference boxes, a feature new to this edition, provide concise explanations of important programming concepts. Each chapter now also contains a Maintenance Exercise, in which the student is presented with working logic that can be improved. In addition to each chapter's text-based Debugging Exercises, this edition now includes Flowchart Debugging Exercises as well. Use this proven book alone or with a language-specific companion text that emphasizes C++, Java, or Visual Basic to provide your students with a sound foundation for programming success.