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Title A programming guide for the development of engineering applications software in Fortran
Abstract The need to develop good quality software is well recognised by both the academic and industrial communities. In many areas of industry, exacting and very detailed standards of software quality control are imposed in development projects. However in the academic research environment, although the development of quality software is a goal, the restriction and burden placed on the developer by these formal standards is considered unacceptable. This guide attempts to suggest an approach to software development that involves the use of a practical subset of quality assurance (QA) methods for the academic community. The goal is to ensure that the software is easier to develop, maintain, re-use and distribute to colleagues without an excessive overhead in time and effort. The guide covers a simple approach to software design, implementation and documentation. It also suggests a number of inexpensive software tools that can help the developer produce good software. An example of the application of the proposed methods is given to demonstrate the approach.
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-93-055. 1993. RAL-TR-1993-055.pdf 1993