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

David Ginat, Owen Astrachan, Daniel D. Garcia, Mark Guzdial

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirty-Fifth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2004
Pages284-285
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the Thirty-Fifth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: 3 Mar 20047 Mar 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Thirty-Fifth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNorfolk, VA
Period3/03/047/03/04

Keywords

  • Pedagogy
  • Student Errors

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