Showing posts from June, 2013

Bioruby Presentation

Last weekend, me and my friend Manu presented "Bioruby..Ruby in the Living World" in ruby conference India 2013, in Pune.

Bioruby is great Bioinformatics tool which helps to process biological data and analyze it. One of the greatest contributions from Bioruby is Biogems, which like any other rubygems helps to perform modular approaches  in order to perform specific functionality. One such gem is bio-ucsc-api gem, which helps to fetch record from UCSC DB and the best part is the gem has been implemented using the Actice Record Framework thereby easing the record fetch, instead of complex sql queries. We explained the basic concepts of Gene, DNA. RNA, Amino-acids, Human Genome Project and how these huge data are stored and analyzed by the famous Bioinformatics tools like BLAST, Fasta and how Bioruby interacts with the different biological databases like Genbank, Swissprot etc.

Here are the slides for the Presentation:


Blackberry Webworks phonegap build issue with Windows(64bit)

In order to build a BB build using phonegap, provides a great guide. There are some issues which I faced and wanted to share the fixes, in cases you face the same :)

'ant' is not a recognized command After Apache Ant installation remember to add the ANT in your system's path variables.
There should not be any place in between the ; and the starting of the path.
Check 'ant -version' in the command prompt.
Buildfile: build.xml does not exist!
Build failedType in the command prompt 'ant -version'. There is no problem with ant installation.
bbwp.exe [ERROR] Failed to run launch java.exe.Downgrade the java from 6u-45/java7 to 6u-29. Add the newly installed java in environment variable's path. Open a new command prompt and check java -version. It should point to 32bit java version installed within the Program Files(x86).The 64bit java and java version (6u45/java7) causes this problem in a Windows(64bit) machine. For details refer here.Not able to …