Next week, August 13-17, KBase will be holding a large science and development team meeting in California.
The goal of the weeklong meeting is to produce a developers’ beta release that exposes many underlying data types and analysis functions. These range from interrogating plant variation and phenotypic traits to statistical analysis of metagenomics data to construction and reconciliation of flux balance models for microbial systems. Building KBase is a large effort, but we are staging development to offer the scientific community access to features as they are developed. The August release will provide access to certain KBase features via our unified API (application programming interface). This means that you can access available KBase data and functionality through software applications.