Dev! The game that lets you experience the thrill of software development before you even know how to program!

How do you get 4th graders (16yo.) to understand software engineering in 1h30? That’s the challenge we (Jérôme Maquoi, Benoît Vanderose and Xavier Devroey) set ourselves on Thursday April 25, 2024.

GendersEqualsFuture: Half-day training session on gender aspects and representations in lectures

On July 4, the faculty’s teaching staff participated in a half-day training session on gender questions and representations in Computer Science courses. This training is part of the results of the research project Gender Equals Future: 011 for IT, in which Interface3.

A Second year of the Introduction to the Scientific Research course

At the end of March 2023, the Initiation to the Scientific Approach course poster session was held in the Faculty of Computer Science entrance hall. The course aims to provide bachelor’s and master’s students with a basis for decoding, analyzing and designing a research question, as well as the experimental protocol to answer it.

An Empirical Evaluation of Regular and Extreme Mutation Testing for Teaching Software Testing

Teaching software testing can be challenging due to low student interest, high cognitive load, and lack of alignment with industry needs. Previous research has attempted to address these challenges by using mutation testing, which involves …

Gender Equals Future: 011 for IT

The Gender Equals Future project, led by the University of Namur and conducted in collaboration with Interface3.Namur and Form@Nam, is part of the Woman In Digital plan of the SPF Economie.

Towards Automated Testing for Simple Programming Exercises

Automated feedback and grading platforms can require substantial effort when encoding new programming exercises for first-year students. Such exercises are usually simple but require defining several test cases to ensure their functional correctness. …

Génération de tests unitaires pour programmes Python

L’application de tests automatiques au code soumis par les étudiants sur une plateforme de correction automatique est un outil utile pour le corps enseignant. Il permet de fournir de meilleurs retours, sur plus d’exercices, créés plus rapidement.

Learning to assert in software testing using mutants

Learning software testing is a neglected subject in computer science courses. Over the years, methods and tools have appeared to provide educational support for this learning. Mutation testing is a technique used to evaluate the effectiveness of test suites.

MuTEd: A Comparative Study of Classic and Extreme Mutation Testing for Teaching Software Testing

Although software testing is critical in software engineering, studies have shown a significant gap between students’ knowledge of software testing and the industry’s needs, hinting at the need to explore novel approaches to teach software testing.

Experience Report on Soft and Project Skills Building through Repetition

Acquiring soft and project skills during their studies is of paramount importance for computer science students to integrate large development teams after graduating. Project-oriented learning offers interesting opportunities for teachers to tutor …