Sometimes Change Starts with Research

Perhaps people in our society, with all of their desire to produce products, have become impatient. LIMS and laboratory informatics often cannot be rushed.

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Handling Third Party Contributions

Improving one's release system in DIY means having a method for actually handling contributions by third parties. One method to consider is to switch to Git, a relatively new and different code versioning system. Another is to simply use diff and patch.

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Build Versus Standardized Buy

Before I talk about methods for setting up and contributing to repositories and associated issues I need to take a step back and zero in on the build-versus-buy problem.

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'We're not in the software business'

A popular complaint about not being in the software business can hinder the adoption of DIY in meaningful applications. Here we consider when, where, and why you should consider doing it yourself.

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About DIY LIMS Licensing

There is a right and a 'wrong' way to reuse DIY and/or concept LIMS functionality.

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The Crowd Knows

An interesting thing happened on the way back to Chicago -- people started taking control.

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