For those looking for some reference information on Java development, this lab takes a user through elements of setting up Eclipse, checking out a project using CVS, running and deploying a project using Ant, and running a web service over Tomcat/Axis from both Java and Perl clients. Includes information and implementation of good design elements using both Log4J and JUnit.
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on May 5, 2004
The goal of research is to evaluate a new idea and create a body of work
that can improve the methods of scientific inquiry, either by simplifying
the process or by uncovering new knowledge. When research-driven software
exists in the public domain it is serving this very purpose. However, it
is too common to download a new algorithm or API and find it sparsely
documented in terms of overall...
on Mar 31, 2004
Teaching programming to biologists is one of the key challenges of bioinformatics educators. A few weekends ago, when several dozen bioinformaticians from across Canada organized to discuss curriculum and educational practice, this was certainly an issue of contention. How do you rapidly give a novice computer user the experience and wherewithal to design and write computer programs? Furthermore...
on Mar 2, 2004