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Software techniques for good practice in audio and music research

Figueira, LA, Cannam, C and Plumbley, MD (2013) Software techniques for good practice in audio and music research In: 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2013, 4 - 7 May 2013, Rome, Italy.

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In this paper we discuss how software development can be improved in the audio and music research community by implementing tighter and more effective development feedback loops. We suggest first that researchers in an academic environment can benefit from the straightforward application of peer code review, even for ad-hoc research software; and second, that researchers should adopt automated software unit testing from the start of research projects. We discuss and illustrate how to adopt both code reviews and unit testing in a research environment. Finally, we observe that the use of a software version control system provides support for the foundations of both code reviews and automated unit tests. We therefore also propose that researchers should use version control with all their projects from the earliest stage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Figueira, LA
Cannam, C
Plumbley, MD
Date : 9 September 2013
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2013 AES. This is an Open Access paper.
Additional Information : Convention paper 8872
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:53
Last Modified : 30 Nov 2017 09:54

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