The Software Engineering Support Centre (SESC) is an EPSRC funded project hosted by the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, with the aim of promoting software engineering in the UK research software community. SESC provides information, advice and training on practical software engineering tools and techniques through reports, tutorials, hands-on workshops and seminars.

Latest News


Website Changes - 07 Aug 15

A new version of the SESC website has now launched. Improvements include support for a wide range of screen sizes, a new theme and updated...


SESC User Survey 2015 - 08 Jul 15

We are currently running the 2015 SESC User Survey. The survey results and your feedback will contribute to developing the service in the coming...


Staffing News - 08 Jul 15

There have been a number of staffing changes at the Software Engineering Group, which runs SESC. Chris Greenough, the former group leader and PI of...

Latest Articles and Reports


Software Versioning with SemVer - 12 Aug 15

When releasing software, either directly to end-users or as a library, it is convention to supply a version number. As...


Slides from 7th October Workshop - 08 Oct 14

Slides from Git presentation at SoFT workshop - 02 Sep 14

Here are the slides from my presentation on using Git with CCPForge at the SoFT software engineering workshop at...