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Program Design: Building Applications out of Several Programs

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This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This is an introduction to when and how to combine separate programs together to form an application, and when and how to split a single program apart. It will concentrate on principles rather than details, to help attendees make the right decision and proceed in the right direction. It is aimed at users with some programming experience who need to start or join a significant programming project.

Duration: One half day session

Sessions: Date Time Venue Trainer Tue 11 May 14:15 – 17:00 Room AL.08 (CMS, Wilberforce Road) N.M. Maclaren

Format: A presentation, followed by questions and discussions.

Prerequisites: Some experience with writing significant programs (a few hundred lines or more), preferably under some variant of Unix.

Topics covered:

  • When and why to build applications out of multiple programs
  • When and why to split programs
  • Graphical interfaces and batch schedulers
  • Techniques for linking programs together
  • Passing data between programs
  • Diagnostics and handling errors
  • Importing and exporting data

This talk is part of the Booking Required - Computing/IT Courses at the CMS series.

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