Building Containerized Workflows Using the BioDepot-workflow-builder (Bwb)
We present the BioDepot-workflow-builder (Bwb), a software tool that allows users to create and execute reproducible bioinformatics workflows using a drag-and-drop interface. Graphical widgets represent Docker containers executing a modular task. Widgets are then graphically linked to build bioinformatics workflows that can be reproducibly deployed across different local and cloud platforms. Each widget contains a form-based user interface to facilitate parameter entry and a console to display intermediate results. Bwb provides tools for rapid customization of widgets, containers and workflows. Saved workflows can be shared using Bwb's native format or exported as shell scripts.
Hung, Ling-Hong; Hu, Jiaming; Meiss, Trevor; Ingersoll, Alyssa; Lloyd, Wes; Kristiyanto, Daniel; Xiong, Yuguang; Sobie, Eric; and Yeung, Ka Yee, "Building Containerized Workflows Using the BioDepot-workflow-builder (Bwb)" (2018). School of Engineering and Technology Publications. 280.