Education is an essential part of the migration to OO and we need
training programs to provide this education. A single program would not
be suitable for everyone, because of the different skill levels required.
Skill levels are divided into the following 3 broad areas:-
Although different in degree, the training programs for the Core
Programmers and the Physicist Programmers are the same:-
It is assumed that the Physicist Analyser will not be able to devote the
same level of effort to training. For this group, the Companion is
the main training resource. There are a number of training paths that
can be followed in almost any orders:-
These must know essentially all of C++ and be competent in OO analysis and design.
These must know sufficient C++ and OO design to be able do develop
physics applications within the OO framework provided by the core group.
These must know sufficient C++ and ROOT to allow them to analyse MINOS
data using ROOT.