Does it help to have some programming experience before beginning a computing degree program?

Dianne Hagan, Selby Markham. Does it help to have some programming experience before beginning a computing degree program?. In Jorma Tarhio, Sally Fincher, Daniel Joyce, editors, Proceedings of the 5th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2000, Helsinki, Finland, June 11-13, 2000. pages 25-28, ACM, 2000. [doi]

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  title = {Does it help to have some programming experience before beginning a computing degree program?},
  author = {Dianne Hagan and Selby Markham},
  year = {2000},
  doi = {10.1145/343048.343063},
  url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/343048.343063},
  tags = {programming},
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  pages = {25-28},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th Annual SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2000, Helsinki, Finland, June 11-13, 2000},
  editor = {Jorma Tarhio and Sally Fincher and Daniel Joyce},
  publisher = {ACM},
  isbn = {1-58113-207-7},
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