Uncovering Principles of Novice Programming

@inproceedings{Bonar1983UncoveringPO,
  title={Uncovering Principles of Novice Programming},
  author={Jeffrey Bonar and Elliot Soloway},
  booktitle={POPL},
  year={1983}
}
It is widely known that programming, even at a simple level, is a difficult activity to learn. Why is this so? Are novice difficulties really inherent in programming or are they related, to the nature of the programming tools currently given to novices? To answer this question we have used novice Pascal computer programs collected from their terminal sessions, controlled clinical studies focusing on specific aspects of novice programming techniques, and video-taped interviews of novice… CONTINUE READING
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