The second edition of Building Bioinformatics Solutions, the popular textbook co-authored by Conrad Bessant and former students Darren Oakley and Ian Shadforth has been published this week by Oxford University Press. This new version has been fully updated, with the web development chapter almost completely rewritten, and much new material added including a whole new chapter on software engineering (how to code properly!). For more details, see www.bixsolutions.net.