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SequenceServer - BLAST searching made easy!

SequenceServer lets you rapidly set up a BLAST+ server with an intuitive user interface for use locally or over the web.


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You will need Ruby and NodeJS and respective package managers (RubyGems and npm) for development.

Get source code.
git clone
cd sequenceserver
Install dependencies.
gem install bundler && bundle

We use Capybara with WebKit driver for functional testing. If the above step fails, install qt (On Mac: brew install qt) and run bundle again.

If you are deploying SequenceServer from git (not advised) you can skip installing development dependencies (and qt) by running

bundle install --without=development
npm install

Run, test, lint

# Launch SequenceServer in development mode.
bundle exec bin/sequenceserver -D

# Run RSpec, Capybara, and RuboCop.

# Run bootlint, csslint, jshint
npm run-script cop

# Minify JS and CSS
npm run-script build

SequenceServer runs in production mode by default. Minified JS and CSS are picked in production mode only.