Working with Perl presents an extended tutorialintroduction to programming through Perl, the premier programmingtechnology of the bioinformatics community. Even though no previousprogramming experience is assumed, completing the tutorial equipsthe reader with the ability to produce powerful custom programswith ease.
Working with Data applies the programming skills acquiredto processing a variety of bioinformatics data. In addition toadvice on working with important data stores such as the ProteinDataBank, SWISS-PROT, EMBL and the GenBank, considerable discussionis devoted to using bioinformatics data to populate relationaldatabase systems. The popular MySQL database is used in allexamples.
Working with the Web presents a discussion of theWeb-based technologies that allow the bioinformatics researcher topublish both data and applications on the Internet.
Working with Applications shifts gear from creatingcustom programs to using them. The tools described includeClustal-W, EMBOSS, STRIDE, BLAST and Xmgrace. An introduction tothe important Bioperl Project concludes this chapter and rounds offthe book.
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