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Issue No.01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol.15)
pp: 7-11
Jeffrey Carver , University of Alabama
Dustin Heaton , University of Alabama
Lorin Hochstein , Nimbis Services
Roscoe Bartlett , Oak Ridge National Laboratories
ABSTRACT
Scientists and engineers devote considerable effort to developing large, complex codes to solve important problems. However, while they often develop useful code, many scientists and engineers are frequently unaware of how various software engineering practices can help them write better code. This article presents the results of a survey on this topic.
INDEX TERMS
scientific computing, best practices, software engineering practices, computational science
CITATION
Jeffrey Carver, Dustin Heaton, Lorin Hochstein, Roscoe Bartlett, "Self-Perceptions about Software Engineering: A Survey of Scientists and Engineers", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.15, no. 1, pp. 7-11, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2013.12
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