A recent editorial in Nature, and a longer article by Darrell Ince, Les Hatton, and John Graham-Cumming titled "The case for open computer programs", are just two signs of the growing pressure to raise standards around computational work in science. We can debate the exact meaning and value of reproducibility, but there's no arguing with the fact that if scientists want to do better work, they'll need better skills. That's the real long-term goal of Software Carpentry.

This post originally appeared in the Software Carpentry blog.