blend4php: a PHP API for galaxy

Connor Wytko, Brian Soto, Stephen P. Ficklin
2017 Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation  
Galaxy is a popular framework for execution of complex analytical pipelines typically for large data sets, and is a commonly used for (but not limited to) genomic, genetic and related biological analysis. It provides a web front-end and integrates with high performance computing resources. Here we report the development of the blend4php library that wraps Galaxy's RESTful API into a PHP-based library. PHP-based web applications can use blend4php to automate execution, monitoring and management
more » ... f a remote Galaxy server, including its users, workflows, jobs and more. The blend4php library was specifically developed for the integration of Galaxy with Tripal, the open-source toolkit for the creation of online genomic and genetic web sites. However, it was designed as an independent library for use by any application, and is freely available under version 3 of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LPGL v3.0) at https:
doi:10.1093/database/baw154 pmid:28077564 pmcid:PMC5225400 fatcat:a2xbof2gwncb5msce4fja6mcim