The Galactic Blog

Galactic Blog

Welcome to the Galactic Blog, a list of Galaxy related blog posts from community members. This blog contains longer form posts or pointers to longer form posts that are elsewhere on the web.

The Galactic Blog complements the Galxy News feed.

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DateAuthor(s)Topic
2017 Dec 12Tomas Klingström

from the Galactic Blog

Galaksio: a Galaxy user interface focused on running prepared workflows

Make your workflows more accessible to non-bioinformaticians

2017 Dec 11Tomas Klingström

from Freiburg Galaxy Team Blog

Bioinformatic training with the B3Africa project

Training using the Galaksio interface

2017 Dec 01Vimalkumar Velayudhan

from Vimalkumar Velayudhan's Blog

Setup your own instance of the Galaxy Bioinformatics platform on DigitalOcean

Setup a DigitalOcean droplet with Galaxy, Apache and PostgreSQL

2017 Nov 08B. Grüning

from the Galactic Blog

Galaxy Docker 17.09

CVMFS and Singularity support

2017 Oct 16Anton Nekrutenko

from the Galactic Blog

Small genome assembly in Galaxy

Why not to do assembly on-line?

2017 Oct 16Dave Clements

from the Galactic Blog

Galaxy: the first 5,000 pubs

The Galaxy Publication Library hits a milestone

2017 Oct 10Björn Grüning

from the Galactic Blog

SciPy and scikit-learn integration into Galaxy

Numpy, SciPy, scikit-learn, pandas - indeed the entire scientific Python stack -...

2017 Oct 06E. Rasche

from the Galactic Blog

Public Galaxy Server Dashboard

a new view of the Universe

2017 Oct 05Frederik Coppens, Gildas Le Corguillé, Björn Grüning

from the Galactic Blog

ELIXIR establishes a new official Community for Galaxy

ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science re...

2017 Oct 04Dave Clements

from the Galactic Blog

Welcome to the Galactic Blog

It needs you

2017 Aug 01Jeffrey Perkel

from Naturejobs Blog

TechBlog: Jupyter Joins the Galaxy

Working with data programmatically inside Galaxy

2017 Jul 31Hollydawn Murry

from F1000 Research blog

Intergalactique – the Galaxy Community Conference 2017

a run down of this year's Galaxy Community Conference

2017 Jul 25Simon Gladman

from Melbourne Bioinformatics Projects Blog

Elixir, CLIMB, Sanger and the Galaxy Community Conference

UK, UK, UK, and France

2017 May 29Paul Gordon

from ACHRI Bioinformatics

The ungoogleable: Authenticating a Galaxy Portal with Active Directory

How to configure Apache to authenticate a user against an LDAP server that requires authentication to search

2017 Apr 28Scott Edmunds

from (GIGA)Blog

Guardians of the Galaxy Workflow

Galaxy Series, Volumes 1-12

2017 Apr 25Peter Briggs

from Galactic Engineer

Securing Galaxy with HTTPS running with Nginx using Let’s Encrypt

Secure communication between a Galaxy instance and its users

2017 Mar 17Nathan Bott

from Dell EMC Emerging Technologies Blog

Galaxy: A Workflow Management System for Modern Life Sciences Research

Focus on the data

2017 Mar 10Rafa Hernández

from Docker Galaxy Stable Docs

How to upgrade a Galaxy Docker image

A step by step guide

2016 Nov 02Chase Miller

from iobio Blog

IOBIO Now in Galaxy

bam.iobio and vcf.iobio can now be launched directly from galaxy using your data already stored there.

2016 Sep 20Björn Grüning

from (GIGA)Blog

Conda as a new standard for Galaxy tool dependencies

For deployment issues, we need a package manager that is operating system and programming language agnostic...

2016 Aug 24Greg Von Kuster

from Greg Von Kuster's GitHub

Galaxy tools for Constructive Solid Geometry

Galaxy CSG flavor

2016 Jul 13Igor Makunin

from Genomics Virtual Lab – Queensland

Moving data between Galaxy instances

A howto guide on getting data from one instance to another.

2016 Jun 20Marius van den Beek

from Docker Galaxy Stable Docs

Running Jobs Outside the Galaxy Docker Container

Instructions on how to do this ...

2016 Mar 03Alex Kanterakis

from Alexandros Kanterakis's Gist

Setting up Galaxy with TORQUE on AWS

A basic guide on how to setup Galaxy with TORQUE in an EC2 instance

2015 Dec 14Nicole Nogoy

from (GIGA)Blog

We Wish You a GigaChristmas: A 2015 Wrap-Up

a summary of our recent technical developments

2015 Dec 08Mikael Loaec, Olivier Inizan

Testing connexion between Galaxy and iRODS

Testing the connexion of Galaxy to iRODS object store.

2015 Oct 21Steve Cassidy

from Steve Cassidy's blog

Galaxy Tool Generating Datasets

How to generate dataset collections from a Galaxy tool

2015 Oct 09Peter van Heusden

from low order magic

How Galaxy resolves tool dependencies (or not)

Explanation of Galaxy's tool dependency definitions that specify how to source the actual packages that implement the tool’s commands

2015 Jul 30Hans-Rudolf Hotz

from the Galactic Blog

Moving from MySQL to PostgreSQL

It is pretty simple, though you might hit some obstacles depending on how old your MySQL server is and how much you have manually interfered with the database.

2015 Jul 12Benedikt Rauscher, Benjamen White

from Benjamen White's Blog

BioJS2Galaxy - A step by step guide

A simple step by step guide on how to use Sebastian Wilzbach’s application, biojs2galaxy.

2015 Jun 02Peter Briggs

from Galactic Engineer

Exposing Galaxy reports via nginx in a production instance

Outline how I've done this for our local Galaxy set up, which uses nginx.

2015 Apr 22Peter Briggs

from Galactic Engineer

Using GALAXY_SLOTS with multithreaded Galaxy tools

Using GALAXY_SLOTS with multithreaded Galaxy tools

2015 Mar 18Peter Briggs

from Galactic Engineer

Installing ANNOVAR in Galaxy

A HOWTO for installing ANNOVAR in Galaxy

2015 Mar 17Peter Briggs

from Galactic Engineer

Custom Google web searches for Galaxy help

Astronomy, phones, sports teams, chocolate, cars. Not.

2015 Feb 28Peter Briggs

from Galactic Engineer

FTP upload to Galaxy using ProFTPd and PBKDF2

How to implement ProFTPd using PBKFD2 protocol for encryption

2015 Feb 28Pierre Lindenbaum

from YOKOFAKUN

Integrating a Java Program in Galaxy

Example showing how to install a Java program as a tool in a Galaxy instance

2014 Nov 27Nicole Nogoy

from (GIGA)Blog

Getting Techy With It: GigaScience Technology Update 2014

GigaGalaxy and “bring your own” data parties

2014 Sep 01Tracey Timms-Wilson

from The Bio-Linux at the NERC Environmental 'Omics Synthesis Centre series

Overview of Galaxy on Bio-Linux 8

Want to run Galaxy under Bio-Linux 8?

2014 Jun 10William Holtz

from the Galactic Blog

Setting up a secure tool shed with remote authentication

Requires some tweaks in order to allow Galaxy to communicate with the Tool Shed

2014 Apr 24Scott Edmunds

from (GIGA)Blog

All systems go at ICSB 2014 and the Great GigaScience and Galaxy (G3) workshop

Tackling irreproducible research

2014 Mar 28Olivier Inizan, Mikael Loaec

from Puppet Forge

Basic Galaxy Puppet Module

A puppet module for a very basic galaxy server (use for development)

2014 Feb 06Scott Edmunds

from (GIGA)Blog

Rewarding Reproducibility: First Papers in our Galaxy Series utilizing our GigaGalaxy platform

GigaScience moves toward more interactive articles

2014 Jan 27Tim Booth

from the Galactic Blog

Problem with logout when using LDAP for authentication with remoteUser enabled

Make changes to 4 Galaxy configuration files

2013 Dec 05Contributors

from IFB Galaxy Work Group Wiki

Tool Integration Short Tutorial

Documents best practices for tool integration

2013 Oct 27Sarah Maman, Nabihoudine Ibou

from IFB Galaxy Work Group Wiki

IGV Integration

How to set up IGV-Galaxy integration in Apache and Galaxy, including adding custom genomes

2013 Oct 23Contributors

from IFB Galaxy Work Group Wiki

Sharing workflows between servers

Process for sharing workflows, including wrapping necessary tools

2013 Oct 12Thomas Cokelaer

from BioServices Documentation

Using BioServices Python Library with Galaxy

A HOWTO on linking BioServices and Galaxy

2013 Jul 09John Chilton

from CloudBioLinux Repo

CloudBioLinux Deployer CloudMan QuickStart

How to build CloudMan instances from scratch using the CloudBioLinux deployer

2013 Jul 09Scott Edmunds

from (GIGA)Blog

#usegalaxy lights up northern skies

eye-wateringly expensive alcohol, brown cheese and reproducible research at the Galaxy Community Conference in Oslo

2013 May 06Samuel Lampa

from Samuel's Tech Blog

Creating a Galaxy tool for R scripts that output images and PDFs

XML wrapper and R code

2013 Apr 10Contributors

from IFB Galaxy Work Group Wiki

Virtualization at URGI [hub page]

Documents creation of virtual machine ISO image

2013 Feb 21Brad Chapman

from CloudBioLinux Repo

Genome download & indexing using Galaxy rsync servers [hub page]

Python script in CloudBioLinux

2013 Jan 25Quang Trinh

from modENCODE-DCC: Galaxy GitHub Repo

Launch a customized modENCODE Galaxy on Amazon Web Services

A HOWTO guide

2013 Jan 01Kostas Karasavvas

from RubyGems.org

Create Galaxy Tool from Taverna 2 Workflow

The workflow-to-galaxy Ruby Gem