Code Writing Problem in Python Programming Learning Assistant System

  • Hsu Wai Hnin Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Yangon Technological University, Yangon , Myanmar
  • Khin Khin Zaw Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Yangon Technological University, Yangon , Myanmar
Keywords: PYPLAS, fill-in-blank problem, error debugging problem, unit test, coverage, PYUNIT, TDD, code writing problem


To advance python programming knowledge of students, Python Programming Learning Assistant System (PYPLAS) is elaborated. Currently, PYPLAS included the element fill-in-blank problem and error debugging problem to improve the student’s python programming skill. Then, students learn python testing techniques such as unit test (PYUNIT), PYTEST and coverage, etc. In this paper, PYPLAS provides the code writing problem so that students can learn the python code testing and write the python code according to test code. So, code writing problem is generated by using Test Driven Development (TDD) method. Teacher gives the test code to students. Students answer the program code according to test code by using unit test (PYUNIT). Teacher checks the answer code according to coverage in TDD method. For evaluations, 100 codes are provided to accurate the code testing and coverage approach in TDD method. 11 problems are generated and asked 5 learners from training center and universities to solve them in offline PYPLAS. Their results are checked by using coverage approach to display their correct rate. The results show the code writing problem is helpful to test the student’s coding quality.


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How to Cite
Hsu Wai Hnin, & Khin Khin Zaw. (2022). Code Writing Problem in Python Programming Learning Assistant System. International Journal of Computer (IJC), 43(1), 14-23. Retrieved from