Sample sheet template
Sample sheets can be used to define groups, dilutions and negative
Plate layout template
Plate layout files are similar to sample sheets, with a more
Java and system FAQs:
JNLP files are the best way to run the Workbench if you have Java
version 8 or less. JNLP files automatically
self-update when new versions are released.
In Java10 and later versions, Oracle discontinued support for JNLP
files. As an alternative, we are providing
system-specific installers (Windows 32-bit and Windows
64-bit). You can also download the JAR file and run it
with the help of a one-line script, as described below (works on
Windows, Mac and Linux).
Forcing JNLP reload
If you know there is a new version but firecode.jnlp does not
automatically reload, you can force
it to update.
Enabling the Java console
For detailed execution information and error messages, you can enable the Java console.
Locating the .firecode folder
To find the log of the most recent run, you can navigate there with the system file
Using a JAR file
Using firecode.jar requires a short script to execute it. The
file should have a .bat suffix on Windows or .sh on Linux or
Mac. We cannot provide such a script as it is blocked by
firewall policy at most companies. However you can
create one by copying and pasting the following line into a .bat or
java -cp firecode.jar com.firefly.firecode.FireCode
When you run the file, it will start the workbench.