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Beautiful Code > Growing Beautiful Code in BioPerl

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message 1: by Brad (new)

Brad (bradrubin) | 264 comments Mod
This chapter, for me, highlights the difficulty of appreciating beautiful code without having some familiarity with the domain. In the case of bioinformatics, I have no background, so I read lightly. Perl would not have been my first choice for a data and graphics intensive application, but it seems to have served this application well. It was interesting to see the evolution of the GUI requirements (and even publication-quality graphics). I do agree that Ajax would be a nice next step to meet the browser client demands.

message 2: by Erik (last edited Jul 26, 2010 12:36PM) (new)

Erik | 165 comments The introduction to bioinformatics was nice too eventhough this chapter was mostly about a GUI. Looks like the next chapter might be more bioinformatics topics, so the introduction from this chapter will have been helpful for the next chapter too.

I found the introduction to perl syntax section useful, because I'm not familiar with perl.

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