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Train domain specialists in programming, or train developers in the domain? [on hold]

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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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 ...