Happy to announce that we now have a manuscript describing the rationale and current features of SequenceServer - our easy to setup BLAST frontend. Importantly, the manuscript also provides extensive detail about the sustainable software development and user-centric design approaches we used to build this software. The full bioRxiv reference is:
Sequenceserver: a modern graphical user interface for custom BLAST databases 2015. Priyam, Woodcroft, Rai, Munagala, Moghul, Ter, Gibbins, Moon, Leonard, Rumpf and Wurm. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/033142 [PDF].
Be sure to check out the interactive figure giving a guided tour of Sequenceserver’s BLAST results.
Finally, I’ll note that Sequenceserver arose from our own needs; these are clearly shared by many as Sequenceserver has already been cited in ≥20 publications and has been downloaded ≥30,000 times! Thanks to all community members who have made this tool successful.
February 1, 2016