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LCG Applications Area Workbook

Getting Started

Takes the user through getting an account, desktop setup and account setup.

Logging In and Connecting to the CERN Main Services

Developing Software

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

Edit, Compile, Link and Run

Ideas for further sections

Programming languages and common packages

  • C++
  • Python
  • XML

  • Boost, Root, Clhep,...

Setting up your software project

  • Software Tools and Packages available
  • A bug tracker for your application
  • How to get a CVS repository: the CERN CVS Certral Service
  • External software packages
  • AFS central files system

Debugging Applications (TO BE DONE)

Watching the code execute, and basic problem solving.

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 - 21 Jul 2005

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