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Ask a hundred different people what a computer programmer does and what, if any, the difference is between a programmer and a software developer, and you’ll also get a hundred different replies.

Ask Mike Jackson what the difference is, and he'll write you a blog post.

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Steve's dealt with data. That's old news. Now it's time to deal with the format of data.

This week, AskSteve's taking a look at the OGSA Data Movement Interface, which can take data stored in one or more source locations and transfer it to one or more sink locations.

Interested? Read the blog post.

There were some interesting points about sustainability raised in this morning's plenary at the EGI User Forum. Sound advice: grow your user base, reduce your costs and involve commercial partners.

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For our latest guide, we took a fresh perspective. We wound up Mike Jackson into an absolute frenzy and asked him to write an anti-guide. It covers what not to do when writing software.

Overruns are bad news for the exchequer, but it seems like there’s worse to come. The Millennium Bug has suffered a string of embarrassing setbacks that have delayed its delivery by at least twelve years - creating an ominous match between its new delivery date and ancient Mayan prophesies.

Interested? Read the post at AskSteve!

Couldn't make the Collaborations Workshop this year? No problem! All of the videos and slides from the Collaborations Workshop 2011 are now available online.

You can get links from our website or you can go straight to out YouTube channel at SoftwareSaved.

The submission deadline for IWSG-Life 2011 (3rd International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences) has been extended to 8 April 2011.

As part of work with the Software Sustainability Institute, BRIC-Edinburgh now has two of its products on SourceForge - DICOM Confidential and the Automatic Lesion Extractor.

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?

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