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Which programming language to use? A common question, and one asked by our intrepid researcher living in a world of Fortran programmers. So far we've covered concerns about community and data format when selecting a language... but what about support for developing in the language itself?

Want to know more? Read the post.

Are you a computational scientist (but not a computer scientist) who develops scientific software? That is, do you use mathematical models to describe scientific processes and then implement these models in your software?

Is your main reason for software development to advance science?

Is your software used by a wider community of scientists (and maybe not only scientists)?

Would you be willing to spare…

For information, visit the conference website.

Call for Abstracts

The tenth e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM) will be held from 26th-29th September 2011, in the historic city of York, United Kingdom. The conference will feature keynote presentations, workshop sessions, poster presentations and demonstrations, from the domains of e-Science, e-Social science and the arts and humanities.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of unpublished, original work of not…

The DevCSI project sponsored a number of key developers to attend the Collaborations Workshop. We hear from one of these developers, Hugh Glaser, who talks about his experience of the workshop.

If you would like to know more, read the post.

Registration for the Collaborations Workshop will close at midnight on 28 February. If you want to come along, register now!

A while ago, DevCSI partnered with the Software Sustainability Institute to provide free registration and help with expenses for a number of key developers to attend the Collaborations Workshop in Edinburgh, at the e-science Institute, on the 3-4 March, 2011.

Read the announcement on the DevCSI blog.

The Software Ontology for Resource Description (SWORD) is a JISC funded project that seeks to develop a vocabulary that will help describe software used by the curation and data preservation community.

To find out more, read the post.

The Software Sustainability Institute is looking for new areas of work to take forward in 2011. We're interested in ideas that will improve the long-term sustainability of software by improving its code base, increasing community size or branching established software into new markets.

"One important aspect of choosing a programming language is that of code longevity. This leads to a very important point: that of data, and how well a language supports the data formats you need to use."

If you'd like to know more, read the post at the AskSteve! site.