Addressing misconceptions about code with always-on programming visualizations

@inproceedings{Lieber2014AddressingMA,
  title={Addressing misconceptions about code with always-on programming visualizations},
  author={Thomas Lieber and Joel Brandt and Rob Miller},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2014}
}
We present Theseus, an IDE extension that visualizes run-time behavior within a JavaScript code editor. By displaying real-time information about how code actually behaves during execution, Theseus proactively addresses misconceptions by drawing attention to similarities and differences between the programmer's idea of what code does and what it actually does. To understand how programmers would respond to this kind of an always-on visualization, we ran a lab study with graduate students, and… CONTINUE READING
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