software engineering foundations?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Jul 22 22:41:56 CEST 2008

Paddy wrote:

> This course is an intensive introduction to basic software development
> practices for scientists and engineers that can reduce the time they
> spend programming by 20-25%.

Judging from the table of contents and a quick sampling of a few 
lectures, that's mostly about programming (with a strong Python 
flavour), and the material about the engineering process is pretty 
simplistic, I'd say.  On the other hand, the bibliography does have the 
following to say about the book I recommended:

     In short, it is everything I wished someone had told me before
     I started my first full-time programming job.

so I guess it's not all that bad ;-)


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