Category Archives: Development

Travis-CI for Testing

BioRuby, Biopython and BioPerl are now using Travis-CI.org, a hosted continuous integration service for the open source community, to run their unit tests automatically whenever their GitHub repositories are updated. Continue reading

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Biopython 1.60 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.60 are now available from the downloads page on the Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). Platforms/Deployment We currently support Python 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 and also test under Jython … Continue reading

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BioJava 3.0.4 released

BioJava 3.0.4 has been released and is available from http://www.biojava.org/wiki/BioJava:Download as well as from the BioJava maven repository at http://www.biojava.org/download/maven/ . – This is mainly a bug fix release addressing issues with the protein structure and disorder modules – One … Continue reading

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Students selected for GSoC

Hello all, I’m very pleased and excited to announce that the Open Bioinformatics Foundation has selected 5 very capable students to work on OBF projects this summer as part of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. The accepted students, … Continue reading

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Announcing OBF Summer of Code 2012

Applications due 19:00 UTC, April 6, 2012. http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Summer of Code program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate, masters, and PhD students to obtain hands-on experience writing and extending open-source software for bioinformatics under the … Continue reading

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OBF accepted for GSoC 2012

Google announced today that the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2012! Continue reading

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Cross-links in GenomeDiagram

I’ve just finished writing up an example for the Biopython Tutorial of the new GenomeDiagram functionality added in Biopython 1.59. You can now control the start and end points of individual tracks, and you can add cross-links between regions of … Continue reading

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