Co-ordination of multiple external representations during Java program debugging.

Cox, Richard (2002) Co-ordination of multiple external representations during Java program debugging. In: Empirical Studies of Programmers symposium of the IEEE Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments Symposia, 6 Dec 2002.

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Abstract

Java program debugging was investigated in computer science students who used a software debugging environment (SDE) that provided concurrently displayed, adjacent, multiple and linked representations consisting of the program code, a visualisation of the program, and its output. The aim of this investigation was to address questions such as 'To what extent do programmers use each type of representation?', 'Are particular patterns of representation use associated with superior debugging performance?', 'Are graphical representations more helpful to Java programmers than textual ones?' and 'Are representations that highlight data structure more useful than those that highlight control-flow for Java debugging?.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Richard Cox
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:59
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 15:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28993
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