An Analysis of Novice Programmers' Compilation Behaviors in C++

Jenilyn L. Agapito, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo

Abstract


Introductory programming subjects continue to challenge both the instructors and their students. A novice programmer’s programming experience is often obstructed by syntax errors that are to be handled instantaneously so that one can continue writing a working program. However, this is not an easy task for those who are just beginning to learn how to program. This study focuses on finding a way of measuring novice programmers’ comprehension of their introductory programming subject. It looks into students’ compilation behaviors as they author their codes using the C++ programming language by analyzing automatically collected online protocols.


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Philippine Information Technology Journal ISSN: 2012-0761

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