A Novice's Process of Object-Oriented Programming

Caspersen, Michael E. and Kölling, Michael (2006) A Novice's Process of Object-Oriented Programming. In: Companion To the 21st ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object Oriented Programming Systems Languages and Applications (OOPSLA '06). ACM pp. 892-900. ISBN 1-59593-491-X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/1176617.1176741) (Full text available)


Exposing students to the process of programming is merely implied but not explicitly addressed in texts on programming which appear to deal with 'program' as a noun rather than as a verb.We present a set of principles and techniques as well as an informal but systematic process of decomposing a programming problem. Two examples are used to demonstrate the application of process and techniques.The process is a carefully down-scaled version of a full and rich software engineering process particularly suited for novices learning object-oriented programming. In using it, we hope to achieve two things: to help novice programmers learn faster and better while at the same time laying the foundation for a more thorough treatment of the aspects of software engineering.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: CS1, Systematic Programming, Programming Process, Programming Education
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03 UTC
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 11:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14408 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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