BBS Second Edition Published

The wait is over – the second edition of Building Bioinformatics Solutions is now available! You can get it direct from OUP, Amazon.co.uk and the other usual suspects. We hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions or comments, please post them here or on the forum. Please email any suspected errors to errata@bixsolutions.net so we can investigate them.

January Publication Date for Second Edition

The second edition of Building Bioinformatics Solutions is at the printers and will be published in January 2014. It’s already available for pre-order from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Suggestions for Second Edition?

As Building Bioinformatics Solutions continues to be popular, we are considering producing a second edition. The first edition still is still current and will be around for some years yet but it’s not too early to be thinking about what we might add or change if we do a second edition.

We already have some ideas of our own but we think the best insights always come from readers, so we’d be grateful if some of you who’ve used the book could give us some pointers as to what we could add or change in the next edition.

You can send suggestions to us directly, make a comment via the link below, or make your thoughts known in the second edition forum thread.

Follow Us on Twitter

Want to know what Conrad and Darren are doing now? Well, now you have the opportunity to find out (depending what they post!) by following them on Twitter:

twitter.com/dazoakley
twitter.com/conradbessant

Install MySQL and DBD::MySQL on Mac OS X

In chapter 3 we promised to keep a guide to installing DBD::MySQL on Mac OS X up to date on the website as in the past (on older versions of Mac OS X) this has been at best a tricky operation, and at other times a down right pain. Sorry it has taken a while to materialize (the book has been out several months already), but we hope this should do the trick.

I’ve just posted the guide on the forum as this is probably a better place for handling any support that might be needed (rather than the comments here). Head on over to the forum for the full article.

The Book Is Out!

Due to popular demand, publication of Building Bioinformatics Solutions in the UK was brought forward to Thursday, 27 November so it’s out right now. Publication dates in other territories should also move forward a few weeks as a result. You can get it from Amazon UK, Amazon US and all the other usual places.

New Site!

If you’re reading this post and have ever visited this site before you may have noticed a small change – welcome to the new bixsolutions.net! For all new visitors, welcome to you too!

We’ve been busy updating the site in preparation for the release of the book, as we think this site will be a great companion to the text. The aim of this site is to support the book in the following ways:

  • To provide news about the publication of the book and any other material deemed appropriate.
  • To host information on any errors (and corrections for these errors) found within the text/content of the book.
  • To host supporting files and code examples that are referred to within the text of the book.
  • To host a discussion forum both for people working through the book, and for anyone else who might be interested in joining in on the discussions.

We hope you find this site useful, and we look forward to speaking to you all on the forums soon!