ARCHER, the UK's national supercomputing service, offers training in software development and high-performance computing to scientists and researchers across the UK. As part of our training service we will be running a 2 day ‘Practical Software Development’ training session.
Writing code is just part of developing effective software - how do you get the best from working with others as part of a software team, incorporating existing work into your own, contributing back and producing code and software suites for others?
Software development comprises a range of activities including writing code, requirements analysis, testing and product evaluation. This course introduces how software development projects can be approached to achieve high-quality software products. Introducing important ideas for both academic and industrial development such software sustainability, testing, adapting processes and communications. The course will introduce practical skills important for use in developing software for research and industrial purposes.
This course is free to all academics.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
The course will be delivered over two days in person. The course will interleave practical exercises, including teamwork, with short lectures and discussions.
There are no strict pre-requisites for this course, though familiarity with a programming language and concepts will be beneficial.