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This web site is part of a project to produce a resource for study of astronomy and astrophysics together with a guide on the software development life cycle for small to medium size science based applications. 

It is intended for those with an interest in science (particularly the subject matter covered), but who have little knowledge of software development and programming, so do not necessarily know a lot about the tools or processes used in developing and maintaining a software application or the hardware and operating systems involved.

It may also be of interest to those involved in professional software development, but with little knowledge of development of science applications.

The author has been involved in IT and the development and support of applications for over 30 years, this project is also an attempt to revise and record some of the knowledge and experience gained in that time!