Biogem: an Effective Tool Based Approach for Scaling up Open Source Software Development in Bioinformatics
News Mar 08, 2012
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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