Latest version published on 13 September, 2023.Code review plays a crucial role in ensuring quality in the software development lifecycle, and it is a great practice for knowledge transfer within teams.
Latest version published on 6 September, 2023.The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) hosted its first ever hybrid Collaborations Workshop (CW23) in Manchester, UK, and online between May 2 and 4, 2023. CW23 brought together researchers, developers, funders, policymakers and teachers all gathered around the topic of sustainable technical, personal and career development in the research software community.
Latest version published on 31 August, 2023.Language is a cognitive instrument; it is our vehicle for learning and building our world, and thus it can become a source of exclusion. “Approximately 64% of Internet content is in English, although only 4.8% of the world's population speaks English as a first language. If we consider Internet users, almost 3 in 4 cannot understand more than 60% of all web content.”
Latest version published on 30 August, 2023.Language is a cognitive instrument; it is our vehicle for learning and building our world, and thus it can become a source of exclusion. “Approximately 64% of Internet content is in English, although only 4.8% of the world's population speaks English as a first language. If we consider Internet users, almost 3 in 4 cannot understand more than 60% of all web content.”
How will advances in generative AI and large language models aid software sustainability and change the role of RSEs?
Latest version published on 17 August, 2023.As technology advances, so does the field of research software engineering. With the emergence of large language models, such as OpenAI's GPT-4, the way we approach research and development has drastically changed.
Latest version published on 15 August, 2023.A new publication that draws together some of the achievements of the Software Sustainability Institute since its foundation in 2010 is available on Zenodo. The document comprises 12 case studies that demonstrate the key role that the SSI has played in improving research culture, revolutionising access to software training and working with our collaborators to develop policies that better recognise and support the vital role of software in research.
Latest version published on 25 August, 2023.We think people developing research software and involved in computing-intensive research can and should do more to address their environmental impacts.
Latest version published on 10 August, 2023.Despite the vast importance of software, data, and notebooks (and other forms of digital output) in research and academia, the digital output itself is greatly undervalued in comparison to published papers.
Latest version published on 8 August, 2023.No specific method or framework can be applied to all communities to ensure they are healthy. Communities have different aims and resources, and their members will have a range of skill sets and needs.
Latest version published on 3 August, 2023.Research software security is a critical topic for ensuring researchers are using and developing code that is secure and reusable.