‹Programming› 2020
Mon 23 - Thu 26 March 2020 Porto, Portugal

The syntax of a programming language is the textual form – that conforms to a grammar – to express instructions which a particular programming model allows. The key idea of structured code editors is to constrain editing to syntactically valid program code, that is, the modifications ensure that the source code always conforms to the grammar. Syntax is considered an entry barrier when learning how to program. In this work we rehash the concept of structured code editors targeting programming education. We present Javardise, a structured editor for a subset of the Java language, and discuss its features in the light of programming pedagogy.