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This guide is the first in the Unit Testing for Scale and Profit series. In this guide we’ll look into techniques of automated testing to improve the predictability of a software change, make development more productive, and help us produce code that works as expected and yields desired results. We'll use Python for illustration purposes, but the concepts and approaches can be readily applied to many other languages.

The main application for our Fellowship programme is a voiceover of a slide presentation screencast and reviewers will base the bulk of their decision on it during shortlisting. So, how can you make the best impression? Here are some tips.
We are pleased to announce that applications to the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme 2022 are now open! This round will also be a pilot for opening up the programme to international applicants. The deadline to apply is 31 October 2021.

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The deadline for applications to the Software Sustainability Institute’s Fellowship Programme 2022 is 23:59 GMT on Sunday 31 October 2021. 
Our Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet is running from 1 - 12 November with a focus on the uses of spreadsheets in research and the next steps into further use of software in research. Registration is open for various sessions as part of the Camp.

Are you involved in a project that falls within the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) remit? Are you an early-career or junior researcher (PhD student)? Reach out and have your voice heard! 

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Do you use spreadsheets to conduct your research? Do you prefer a specific tool or approach when using spreadsheets? The Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet will focus on the uses of spreadsheets in research and first steps into further use of software in research.

"We are in a position to fundamentally reorganise the heart of the software. By doing so, this will enable us to maintain the software into the future and facilitate the process of adding new functionality to the software ... SSI can assist in having software usable by others not just for a few months or a year, but rather for a much longer software lifetime"

- Eric Rexstad, Distance