A detector for non-literal Java errors
Novice programmers typically have problems diagnosing errors in their programs. This difficulty may be attributed in part to non-literal error messages, i.e. compiler-reported errors that do not match the actual error. Through the analysis of compilation logs, we determined the errors frequently committed by novice programmers. We then developed a detector that checks novice student code for these non-literal errors and produces more informative error reports.
Thomas Dy and Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo. 2010. A detector for non-literal Java errors. In Proceedings of the 10th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling ’10). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 118–122. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/1930464.1930485