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Improving release management and community engagement

By Sam Relton PhD student, University of Manchester.

Reposted with permission from the original blog post.

The Software Sustainability Institute, Mathworks, and the Software Carpentry group recently collaborated to run a course at Manchester University. The event was designed to teach best practices in software engineering to young researchers and mainly focused on three points:

the command line and shell scripting (mainly in Bash). version control, and in particular Git. data manipulation, unit testing, and performance considerations in MATLAB.

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