How Practitioners Perceive Coding Proficiency

@article{Xia2019HowPP,
  title={How Practitioners Perceive Coding Proficiency},
  author={Xin Xia and Zhiyuan Wan and Pavneet Singh Kochhar and David Lo},
  journal={2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)},
  year={2019},
  pages={924-935}
}
Coding proficiency is essential to software practitioners. Unfortunately, our understanding on coding proficiency often translates to vague stereotypes, e.g., "able to write good code". The lack of specificity hinders employers from measuring a software engineer's coding proficiency, and software engineers from improving their coding proficiency skills. This raises an important question: what skills matter to improve one's coding proficiency. To answer this question, we perform an empirical… CONTINUE READING

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