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Biogem: an Effective Tool Based Approach for Scaling up Open Source Software Development in Bioinformatics

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2012
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To help encourage developers to contribute more code, Biogem was created; a Ruby application framework for rapid creation of decentralised, internet published software modules written to lower the barrier to entry.

Biogem provides a software development environment for the Ruby programming language, which encourages community-based software development for bioinformatics while lowering the barrier to entry and encouraging best practices. Biogem, with its targeted modular and decentralized approach, software generator, tools, and tight web integration, is an improved general model for scaling up collaborative open source software development in bioinformatics.

This article was published in Bioinformatics and is free to access online.


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