BioJS : Opensource JS framework for Biological Data

Visualization of large-data has always been a challenge for researchers in biology/computational biology. In recent years, web-applications has been very instrumental for dissemination of research works, outreach activities and global collaboration. Large number of web-applications exist for visualization of biological data. Nevertheless, a co-ordinated community effort to develop a successful framework using JavaScript, was still due. Previously we have seen a number of platforms/languages approached to create libraries/frameworks like BioPerl, BioJava, Bio++ etc. Published on 23 February 2013, BioJs, finally closed the gap. Continue reading “BioJS : Opensource JS framework for Biological Data”

Eco-Friendly Paperwork : Infix PDF Editor

Infix LogoIn recent years, with almost every organisation being concious about their carbon-footprint and cost-cutting measures, it has been a rising trend to use e-paperworks throughout large organisations. Whilst this serves them (corporate giants) pretty well in both contexts (eco and finance), it is often the end-user, who are likely to be in a fix.

For example, few weeks back when I was looking to complete an application form for a permit, the Government agency website supplied me with a PDF form. I was supposed to print it off complete it and send it back. Now, how many times have you completed a form at one go? Generally speaking, the most serious person too makes odd mistakes and need to print the form/page again. So, being lazy enough I was looking for an editor. Previously, I had Adobe® Acrobat® X Pro in my office pc, but for some reason they removed it. I had only option left, either to buy a copy of the software or to go the old way! Continue reading “Eco-Friendly Paperwork : Infix PDF Editor”

Bangla Input Script as jQuery Plugin

Past Story:

About 6 months back a legal action commenced between two IT initiatives in Bangladesh. On one side there was a business firm and other end some boys working willingly as a charity to Bangla computing. If we’d follow the international trend, usually those boys were supposed to fight for their right (like many start-up companies do against giants). But, here, the copyright infringement complaint was brought to light by a powerful IT firm in the country. Continue reading “Bangla Input Script as jQuery Plugin”

Writing Thesis/Dissertation: Referencing Tools

Referencing is a crucial part of any thesis/dissertation. We all know that. Depending on the review authority you are submitting you paper to, references may actually differ in style.

While many universities are fairly liberal on their students approach to follow any of the conventional style like harvard or ieee numeric referencing styles, many faculties or institutions actually put a guide to use any one type of references (which I hope, is to uniform the quality of the structure of all reports). Continue reading “Writing Thesis/Dissertation: Referencing Tools”