[Follow-up Post] [More Videos]As my fellow Ph.D. student Eric Holk talked about recently in his blog, I’ve been running eye-tracking experiments with programmers of different experience levels. In th
Eye movements in code reading
Source: Eye movements in code reading
Our results show that novices read source code less linearly than natural language text. Moreover, experts read code less linearly than novices. These findings indicate that there are specific differences between reading natural language and source code, and suggest that non-linear reading skills increase with expertise. We discuss the implications for practitioners and educators.