[dancer-users] How to cite Perl Dancer

Michael Wolfinger michael.wolfinger at univie.ac.at
Mon Jun 10 15:55:10 BST 2013

You're right. Our Java client is just used for pre-processing the raw
NGS data, extracting read start information from mapped NGS data (since
we do not want users to upload gigabyte-sized BAM/SAM files). We are
using Dancer as lightweight interface between the client and the
effective (Perl and R-based) statistics tools, ie. our Dancer
application controls calculation statistics and post-processing jobs
submitted to the grid engine cluster and does the session handling and
backend stuff. It the tool gets adopted by the scientific community, we
will publish a RESTful API for our transcription start site annotation
web service.


On 10.06.13 15:54, Richard Jones wrote:
> On 10/06/2013 14:16, Michael Wolfinger wrote:
>> Hi All, while we've built a little bioinformatics application based on
>> Dancer (http://rna.tbi.univie.ac.at/TSSAR) and are currently writing a
>> paper about it, I was wondering how to correctly cite the Perl Dancer
>> project. Is there any official manuscript around apart from the Dancer
>> website?
> I can't answer that for you sorry, but I am interested in your
> web-site. I'm also using D2 to build a NGS web application (though it
> will be on a 'private' intranet). I'm interested in why you use a Perl
> web framework but Java for the main data processing engine, not Perl
> and the BioPerl library. Not fast enough maybe? Java has better Seq
> libraries? Or have I misunderstood the documentation and Java is just
> used for the the client-side pre-processing?

Dr. Michael Thomas Wolfinger 

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