Omics! Omics! blogger Keith Robison waxes sentimental in this post about his long history of using Perl to program mostly graphical interface tools. Starting out with Perl 4, moving his way through Java, Perl 5, and now, to keep up with industry trends, Python and C#, he talks about the pluses and minuses of each language as they pertain to bioinformatics.

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