The Bioinformatics Zen blogger shares how he organizes his scripts. To organize dependencies between scripts, Mike uses helper scripts that contain the database parameters. The other scripts then contain the helper script in their first line, so he only has to update the helper scripts to make changes to all the related scripts.

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