Software Engineering Support Centre

NEWS!! The SESC Build Service, a continuous integration service, has recently been rebranded as Anvil! If you're part of the academic community please visit the anvil website to get started testing your software!

The Software Engineering Support Centre provides support to the UK academic community, with a focus on the CCP community in particular. It is funded by EPSRC and provided by the Software Engineering Group within Scientific Computing at STFC.

It provides two tools to do this: Anvil for software testing and CCPForge for software development management.

It aims to:

  • Provide a continuous integration/software testing service to enable high quality software to be written by the UK academic community;
  • Be responsive to and knowledgeable about our user community, supporting them to improve software engineering practices by providing practical support;
  • Support software as a long-lived research output through investigation of services in the curation, citation and impact areas integrated into continuous integration services;
  • Be an integral part of a wider community, including links with SSI and EPCC.