Is Research Software A Tangled Mess?


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Sometime in early 2021 there was a bit of excitement on the Research Software Engineering Slack channel. It was all about a blog post called: "Research Software code is likely to remain a tangled mess". The author, Derek Jones, is quite critical of what we are doing with software in research. I accept that not everybody is a fan of Research Software Engineering and I reached out to Derek, who kindly agreed to talk to me for this episode.
In our discussion we touch on a number of subjects, from sustainability, best practices to testing.
Derek's book on Evidence Based Software Engineering
Leprechauns of Software Engineering (mentioned in the discussion)

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