Developer documentation

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This page contains information pertinent to employees of WormBase.

Project Management

WebSite Development

Design Specifications

  1. Scalability -- Todd
  2. Database Connectivity -- Xiaoqi
  3. API -- Norie
  4. Templates -- Abby
  5. CSS -- Abby
  6. Authorization and Authentication -- Xiaoqi
  7. Application request flow / REST interface -- Todd'
  8. Application Configuration -- Abby
  9. Interactivity -- Norie
  10. Testing Guidelines -- Todd
  11. Production management -- Todd'

Development Strategy

Developer Tools

Source Code Repositories

We use the distributed source code management system Mercurial. Projects are hosted on BitBucket.

How-To create, check out, and manage our repositories

Software platform

Hardware platform


Routine Administration Tasks

Load balancing and Failover

Monitoring and Crises Management

Frozen Releases

Frozen Releases as Virtual Machines


Developer Meetings

14-18 January, 2008 - Toronto


CSHL conference call slides

Part 1: Introduction (key, pdf)-- Catalyst, the reimplementation strategy, and roadmap

Part 2: On Configuration (key,pdf) -- Configuration basics (and freebies)

Deprecated Documentation

The good word gone bad. Cruft. Lint. Maybe useful but probably not.