LCG Applications Area Workbook

Getting Started

Takes the user through proedures for getting a computer account and for ordering and installing computing equipment at CERN.

Getting started at CERN

Getting an Account and Logging In

Procurement and installation of computing material

Developing Software

This section covers the basic tasks without going into design issues.

Edit, Compile, Link and Run

Storing, Printing and Other Common Activities

Debugging Applications

Watching the code execute, and basic problem solving.

Setting up your software project

The CERN central computing services

Ideas for further sections

Programming languages and common packages

  • C++
  • Python
  • XML

  • Boost, Root, Clhep,...

Developing C++ Applications (TO BE DONE)

Using an OO design approach to make proper use of C++.

Testing Software Applications

Testing Frameworks

  • CppUnit, PyUnit, Oval, QMtest
  • Valgring, callgrind, kchachegrind

Procedures for Testing (ON THE WAY)

  • Introduction
  • Types of Testing
  • Test Cases


Documentation Templates (ON THE WAY)

Templates for the documents needed in software development
  • Task lists, project documents
  • Use cases, user requirements
  • Work plans and reports

Documentation Tools (TO BE DONE)

Procedures and tools for creating documentation
  • Introduction
  • Use of Doxygen - simple example
  • External Class Libraries

Configuring your hardware

Configuring your computer

  • Security Recommendations
  • Registering your portable computer
  • Installing a computer at CERN

Useful Links

-- AlbertoAimar - 31 Aug 2005

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