[Biojava-l] How can we start programming

Amit Kaushik akaushik@expressindia.com
Fri, 5 Oct 2001 17:47:23 +0530

Hi David,

Thanks for this information.Is there any tutorial avaiable on internet
also.So that i can start something right now and one more thing how much it
is difficult to do programming for these bio softwares.

thanks & regards,
Amit Kaushik

----- Original Message -----
From: David Huen <smh1008@cus.cam.ac.uk>
To: Amit Kaushik <akaushik@expressindia.com>
Cc: <biojava-l@biojava.org>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Biojava-l] How can we start programming

> On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Amit Kaushik wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I don't have any background of biology but i am really interested
> > to code some good application in to this bioinfotmatics field.Is there
> > really any need to be of same background to enter in to this field, if
> > not then can anybody please advise me how can i start programming in to
> > this field and which type of software we can develope for this fields.
> >
> Most of the issues faced in doing bioinformatics programming do require a
> basic molecular biological understanding as the software we develop models
> these these features as objects of various kinds.  You don't have to be a
> bench research biologist, many of the developers here are not, but I'm
> pretty certain all do have a working understanding of molecular biology.
> insofar as how sequences "work".
> You could acquire the required background just from reading a book like
> Lewin's "Genes" - it's how I started molecular biology from an
> engineering background.
> Best wishes,
> David Huen