:: grepninjalog ::GrepNinja's weblog is a somewhat ordered collection of thoughts and resources mostly related to software engineering. It simply tracks what GrepNinja finds technologically useful, interesting, or amusing at some given point in time. Warning: high techno-geek factor!
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:: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 ::
IBM has made available a 50 page Technical FAQ for Linux Users in PDF format.
NCBI offers more genomics links on its Genomes Guide and The Human Genome pages.
Check out Ensembl, a joint project between EMBL - EBI and the Sanger Centre to develop a software system which produces and maintains automatic annotation on eukaryotic genomes.
Human Genome Central
The National Human Genome Research Institute hosts the Human Genome Project and has a great Researcher Resources section and more links at the Genome Hub.
Here is a little reminder about the Public Library of Science initiative.
The Tree of Life Project Root Page - biological taxonomy.
The NCBI BLAST site is a key bioinformatics resource. What is BLAST? The site describes it like this: "BLAST® (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a set of similarity search programs designed to explore all of the available sequence databases regardless of whether the query is protein or DNA. ":: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 ::
Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research (Critique of Vulgar Raymondism) by Nikolai Bezroukov.:: Monday, July 23, 2001 ::
Introduction to Structured Query Language offers a basic SQL tutorial.
A mirror site for PostgreSQL, chosen from the main PostgreSQL.org site, has the full Release Documentation online.
SQL for Web Nerds by Philip Greenspun is an online book that covers SQL basics in a sometimes humorous way.:: Thursday, July 19, 2001 ::
Lutz Roeder's Programming .NET
Here is a Dave Winer piece on Miguel de Icaza's new efforts with the Mono Project at Ximian. Mono is getting some cooperation from Microsoft (see this FAQ). Here is a response from Miguel. Mono is "an effort to create a Free Software (sometimes called open source) implementation of the .NET Development Framework." These materials are a GrepNinja "Must Read."
One of my favorite groups of gurus has formed "The Agile Alliance" and has issued the Agile Manifesto. The group includes at least 17 key Extreme Programming (XP), Refactoring, and Pragmatic Programming people ::: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 ::
Open Directory Category for ISO 9000 information.:: Monday, July 16, 2001 ::
Yea! BioRuby is now an active project. In addition, here are some other important Bioinformatics projects::: Friday, July 13, 2001 ::
Portable.NET - "The goal of this project is to build a suite of open source tools to build and execute .NET applications, including a C# compiler, assembler, disassembler, and runtime engine. The initial target platform is Linux, with other platforms to follow in the future."
Lincoln Stein wrote this fascinating article, " How Perl Saved the Human Genome Project" for The Perl Journal. It's a great introductory piece reproduced on the Bioperl.org site. Related projects are Biojava.org, Biopython.org, Bioxml.org, Biocorba.org. All can be reached from the Bioperl.org site.
Visual Parse++ is a next generation visual development environment for writing lexers and parsers.
The Prime Pages - everything you didn't realize you wanted to know about prime numbers.:: Thursday, July 12, 2001 ::
GNOME's Miguel de Icaza on .NET outlines efforts to make .NET available on UNIX and Linux systems. The new project is called Mono. O'Reilly has a new .NET Devcenter section.:: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 ::
A reminder of the main site for the Whisker Browser, a cool Squeak Smalltalk goodie provided by Smalltalker Doug Way.
Squeak Fixes, Enhancements, Add-Ons - extracted from the Squeak email list.
A Newbie's On-going Tutorial is a new beginner's tutorial for Squeak Smalltalk.