Programming by numbers - a programming method for complete novices

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Glaser, Hugh and Hartel, Pieter H. (2000) Programming by numbers - a programming method for complete novices. The Computer Journal, 2000 (43). pp. 252-265. ISSN 0010-4620

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Abstract:Students often have difficulty with the minutiae of program construction. We introduce the idea of `Programming by Numbers', which breaks some of the programming process down into smaller steps, giving such students a way into the process of Programming in the Small. Programming by Numbers does not add intellectual difficulty to learning programming, as it does not require the student to learn additional tools or theory. In fact it can be done with pencil and paper or the normal editor, and only requires the student to remember (and understand) seven simple steps. Programming by Numbers works best with languages that offer pattern matching, such as ML, or data directed dispatching, such as Java
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Copyright:© 2000 Oxford University Press
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/18188
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/comjnl/43.4.252
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