WIT Press


A Method To Evaluate The Programmer Response To Equivalent Programs

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940311

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

556 kb

Author(s)

E. Georgiadou, G. Karakitsos & C. Sadler

Abstract

In this paper we outline the principles and uses of automated tools for teaching and learning program design and report on the design and implementation of the CASE tool INTER [1] used to record the programmer response during program maintenance. The tool uses an environment familiar to the students which records completely unobtrusively every user action (logging in, opening a file, executing, logging out). The recorded non-code related metrics (time taken to identify and rectify the errors) are closely related to the external attributes such as maintainability because they capture the human perception and the external environment. Our experience on this method of recording the user response is that it provides indications that cannot be found by any other means. Importantly, the recorded inform

Keywords