Reading Computer Programs: Instructor's Guide and Exercises
• Educational Material
Software Engineering Institute
CMU/SEI Report NumberCMU/SEI-90-EM-003
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)10.1184/R1/6582878.v1
The ability to read and understand a computer program is a critical skill for the software developer, yet this skill is seldom developed in any systematic way in the education or training of software professionals. These materials discuss the importance of program reading, and review what is known about reading strategies and other factors affecting comprehension. These materials also include reading exercises for a modest ADA program and discuss how educators can structure additional exercises to enhance program reading skills.