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Title: Continuous integration for concurrent MOOSE framework and application development on GitHub

For the past several years, Idaho National Laboratory’s MOOSE framework team has employed modern software engineering techniques (continuous integration, joint application/framework source code repos- itories, automated regression testing, etc.) in developing closed-source multiphysics simulation software (Gaston et al., Journal of Open Research Software vol. 2, article e10, 2014). In March 2014, the MOOSE framework was released under an open source license on GitHub, significantly expanding and diversifying the pool of current active and potential future contributors on the project. Despite this recent growth, the same philosophy of concurrent framework and application development continues to guide the project’s development roadmap. Several specific practices, including techniques for managing multiple repositories, conducting automated regression testing, and implementing a cascading build process are discussed in this short paper. Furthermore, special attention is given to describing the manner in which these practices naturally synergize with the GitHub API and GitHub-specific features such as issue tracking, Pull Requests, and project forks.
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  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 2049-9647
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Journal of Open Research Software
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2049-9647
Software Sustainability Institute
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Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING continuous integration; github; multiphysics