I'm a informatic engineer, with a backgroud in biology, who is making tools to visualize biological data, now i'm working in a tool to visualize the blast results in a novel way, with its creator, called BLIP. this tool uses silverlight technology, (this tool
is almost deprecated), i'm thinking in a way to update this tool using html5 project for blip, you can fork in
, and this is a demo
, but this approach doesn't uses Microsoft technologies in a way, so for now, i don't think that the scientists and the researchers, use tablets or
cell phones to visualize their data, so i think tools like blip still has a future into the research area, because nobody wants to visualize important data in a small screen, but I have understood that Silverlight has support until 2015. is this right? this
is just my point of view about this.
On the other hand, we had a discussion about the technologies that we must use for this kind of works ([discussion:437466]). one of the conclusion that i found, is WPF is one of the answers, but this technology, is not a web technology properly (except if you
use XBAP, that i think is not an option due to security issues and the way that activeX works for a huge volume of data), so i want to explore the posibility to create new tools, using the model of layerscape (http://www.layerscape.org/Home/Index
and integrate this with productivity tools, like Office, also i want to make new applications thinking in Windows Azure and asp.net (thinking in real web tools), i think tools like silvermap and silvergene, they were amazing tools in their moment, I think
this tools need more than a proof of concept for work with big genomes, but i think we have a possibility of create new ways to visualize, using HTML5, js, CSS3, etc... and making new things usign new concepts like semantic web.
I'm open to discuss this topic,