New Scientist: Musical approach helps programmers catch bugs

Will Knight, New Scientist: “Making music out of computer code is helping programmers to catch the bugs that can cause software to go awry. [The system was tested] on 22 computer science students [who] had to find errors in a buggy program by scrolling through the code. But some of them could hear a musical representation of the program at the same time. Overall, those who “heard” the code identified more bugs.” (Via Rajesh Babu.)

The above was posted to my personal weblog on September 11, 2002. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.


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