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Teaching reuse early

  • Viswa Santhanam
Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 423)

Abstract

Computer science graduates are ill-prepared to take on the software engineering challenges facing the industry. To bridge this gap, it is necessary to change the way the students are trained to approach the software engineering problem. Reuse should be addressed from the outset as a principal programming technique in order to avoid a detrimental mindset. This paper presents a model first programming course based on Ada which seeks to promote the practice of reuse through carefully chosen programming assignments.

Keywords

Software Reuse Programming Task Programming Assignment Philosopher Program Dine Philosopher 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Viswa Santhanam
    • 1
  1. 1.Boeing Military AirplanesUSA

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