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Title Developing software for a scientific community: some challenges and solutions
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Abstract There are significant challenges in developing scientific software for a broad community. In this chapter, we discuss how these challenges are somewhat different both from those encountered when a scientist end-user developer develops software to address a very specific scientific problem of his/her own and from those encountered in many commercial developments. However, many developers of scientific community software are steeped in the culture of either scientific end-user or commercial development. As we shall discuss herein, neither background provides sufficient experience so as to meet the challenges of developing software for a scientific community. We make various proposals as to which development approaches, methods, techniques and tools, might be useful in this context, and just as importantly, which might not.
Organisation CSE , STFC
Keywords scientific software , end user development , software methodology
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Language English (EN)
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Book Chapter or Section In Handbook of Research on Computational Science and Engineering: Theory and Practice. Edited by Joanna Leng, Wes Sharrock, chapter 8, IGI-Global, 2011. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-116-0.ch008 2011