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Helping a friend out. Guidelines for better software

Schlauch, Tobias and Haupt, Carina (2017) Helping a friend out. Guidelines for better software. Second Conference of Research Software Engineers, 07.-08. Sept. 2017, Manchester, UK.

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In research facilities, scientists often develop software. Most of them do not have any specific education in software development. Usually they had programming courses at university or they self-taught some programming skills. Therefore their knowledge about software engineering and adjacent topics is quite limited. To support scientists, we created a set of software engineering guidelines. These guidelines give advice in different fields of software development (e.g., requirements management, design and implementation, change management). To make it easy to start with them, we developed a simple classification scheme taking aspects into account like expected software size or software lifetime. This scheme is useful to filter the guidelines and to fit them to the right context. Besides providing written guidelines and explanations, we created check list in different formats (e.g., Markdown, Word) to offer scientist a light-weight and easy-to-use tool. In this talk, we provide an overview about the concept of the guidelines and report about experiences introducing them at the German aerospace center (DLR), a large research facility in Germany. At DLR around 2000 to 3000 persons develop software in part or full time.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/114049/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Helping a friend out. Guidelines for better software
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schlauch, TobiasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8760-8913UNSPECIFIED
Haupt, CarinaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6447-1379UNSPECIFIED
Date:7 September 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Software Engineering, Network, Guidelines
Event Title:Second Conference of Research Software Engineers
Event Location:Manchester, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:07.-08. Sept. 2017
Organizer:RSE UK
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben SISTEC (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Distributed Systems and Component Software
Deposited By: Haupt, Carina
Deposited On:08 Dec 2017 10:13
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:11

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