Co-ordination of multiple external representations during Java program debugging

Romero, Pablo, Lutz, Rudi, Cox, Richard and du Boulay, Benedict (2002) Co-ordination of multiple external representations during Java program debugging. In: Proceedings IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments. IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, N.J, pp. 207-214. ISBN 9780769516448

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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: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0076 Computer software
Depositing User: Ben duBoulay
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/412
Google Scholar:24 Citations

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