Can I prog or not?
Easily, according to a test devised by Saeed Dehnadi and Richard Bornat at Middlesex University's school of computing. In a draft paper they show that it takes only a three-line code example and a multiple-choice test to divide "programming sheep from non-programming goats", adding that it "predicts ability to program with very high accuracy before the subjects have ever seen a program or a programming language".
Ok, I'll stop quoting now.
The idea is based on the fact that in any computer science course, you have the guys and girls who get programming, and those who don't. Programming is an abstraction which not everyone can handle easily.
However I've tried doing the test myself form the draft paper. I can't quite figure out how to mark it.
Now, when is someone going to take this test and make it an online test?
tags: programming test online test Saeed Dehnadi Richard Bornat Middlesex University