Flipper

Flipper

Standalone client which can register Web services in different repositories (catalogues like BioMOBY, INB, etc.) and complete deployment process of the command line applications in a easy way.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Given the rise of the Internet, many applications have been proliferating creating the need to standardize communication between different platforms (PC, Mainframe, MAC, etc..) and programming languages. Previously, attempts were made to create standards but without big success, to highlight DCOM [1] and CORBA [2] who made use of RPC (Remote Procedure Call) for communication between different nodes. With Web services, software applications developed in different programming languages and executed on any platform, can exchange data over networks such as Internet. Interoperability between services is achieved through the adoption of standards.

Motivation

Despite the popularity of Web services, it´s difficult for a novice user register services properly, using corrects types of data input / output, all in a reasonable time and conducting a free process errors. This is due to the heterogeneity of data types associated with the services, in addition to the multitude of existing standards for this purpose (BioMoby, WSDL, Grid Services, etc.)

According these reasons, we have developed Flipper, standalone client which can register Web services in different repositories (catalogues like BioMOBY, INB, etc.) and complete deployment process of the command line applications in a easy way:

  • Register the Service
  • Create Web Service skeletons
  • Deployment in a server
  • Testing of the service

Acknowledgement

This work has been performed and financed in the context of INB developments (National Institute for Bioinformatics, a platform of Genoma-España).

Note: the application requires java 5 or later

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