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Train domain specialists in programming, or train developers in the domain?

As software developers, we are often told that our job is not to write code, but rather, it is solving problems in a given domain, with code as our tool of choice. This strikes me as the cause of a ...
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Object Oriented programming for scientific hpc? [closed]

Ever since I read about object oriented I became increasingly interested in it; the concept of focusing on modularity has instantly appealed to me and I seem to frequently find new reasons to ...
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Should a Biotech company invest in developing its own software? [closed]

Working in a Biotech company, there are many opportunities for automating the processing of information. There are also many software solutions e.g. LIM systems, ELN's etc. to fit those specific ...
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Are there any scientifically rigorous studies of coding style principles? [closed]

Is a coding style principle - e.g. the single-exit principle - really a good thing? Always, or just sometimes? How much difference does it really make? Whatever your opinions, these are obviously ...