"But it looks rightl": The bugs students don't see


Journal Article

It is not rare that programming students are surprised when they encounter bugs in their program, which "looks completely right". Such a phenomenon expresses lack of awareness of analysis, design, and testing habits, which yield undesirable outcomes. The special session will focus on various programming aspects that may look seemingly right to students, but yield a buggy, wrong result. Various aspects will be displayed, illustrated, and discussed with the audience, in order to better understand the characteristics of bugs and ways of coping with them in our teaching.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ginat, D; Astrachan, O; Garcia, DD; Guzdial, M

Published Date

  • March 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 284 - 285

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0097-8418

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0097-8418

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/1028174.971401

Citation Source

  • Scopus