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?

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Authors are invited to submit abstracts of unpublished, original work of not…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