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The EGI Applications Database (AppDB) is a central service that stores and provides to the public, information about:
'software solutions' for scientists and developers to use,
'programmers' and the
'scientists' who developed them, and
'publications' derived from the registered solutions
All software filed in the AppDB is ready to be used on the European Grid Infrastructure. Reusing software products from the AppDB means that scientists and software developers may find a solution that can directly be used on the European Grid Infrastructures without reinventing the wheel. This way, scientists can spend less time developing and/or porting software to Distributed Computing Infrastrures (DCIs), and software developers can create scientific code more easily. Thus, AppDB aims to avoid duplication of effort across the DCI communities, and aims to inspire scientists less familiar with DCI programming.