18 July 2014 Ten things we would do differently today: reflections on a decade of ALMA software development
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The software for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) that has been developed in a collaboration of ESO, NRAO, NAOJ and the Joint ALMA Observatory for well over a decade is an integrated end-to-end software system of about six million lines of source code. As we enter the third cycle of science observations, we reflect on some of the decisions taken and call out ten topics where we could have taken a different approach at the time, or would take a different approach in today’s environment. We believe that these lessons learned should be helpful as the next generation of large telescope projects move into their construction phases.
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Brian Glendenning, Brian Glendenning, Erich Schmid, Erich Schmid, George Kosugi, George Kosugi, Jeffrey S. Kern, Jeffrey S. Kern, Jorge Ibsen, Jorge Ibsen, Manabu Watanabe, Manabu Watanabe, Maurizio Chavan, Maurizio Chavan, Morgan Griffith, Morgan Griffith, Ruben Soto, Ruben Soto, "Ten things we would do differently today: reflections on a decade of ALMA software development", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91521L (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054873; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054873


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