In this News and Views episode,
Phil Ewels, Chris Hakkaart, and Marcel Ribeiro-Dantas discuss the hottest topics in the Nextflow world. nf-test
nf-test is a simple test framework for Nextflow pipelines.
nf-test has a range of functions that can be used to test a pipeline to ensure it is being run correctly.
Documentation can be found
Edmund Miller recently presented a ByteSize talk discussing nf-test. nf-test is being incorporated into some nf-core pipelines and will likely be incorporated into all nf-core pipelines in the future.
Nextflow and nf-core mentorship program
Nextflow and nf-core runs a
mentorship program that is supported by our Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant. Round 1 of the program was a great success.
Check out the
blog post to see what our mentor/mentee paris did. Round 2 of the mentorship program started in December 2022 and will finish in March 2023.
Participation jumped from 5 pairs last round to 13 pairs made up of mentors and mentees from around the globe.
Keep an eye out for updates and the next round starting in the middle of next year.
Abhinav Sharma wrote a fantastic blog post about caching behavior. Using a hands-on approach he highlights some strategies that can be used to understand what is causing a particular process (or processes) to re-run, instead of using the cache from previous runs of the pipeline.
A great example of a community post that is addressing a common question we see in the Slack channels.
Episode coming soon..