[Bioperl-l] Fwd: REST APIs for Cipres Web Portal

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Mon Jan 28 01:04:46 EST 2008

We can certainly add it to the to-do list; just need to sort out the  
details (how often to allow posts, etc).  I guess we would want this  
in the Bio::Tools::Run namespace, same as RemoteBlast?


On Jan 27, 2008, at 11:27 PM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> Some folks may remember that CIPRES (http://www.phylo.org) released  
> their portal with access to remote execution of several phylogenetic  
> tree reconstruction programs in spring last year.
> It took a while but they have now also built a really nice REST- 
> based API that makes the service fully programmable instead of  
> screen-scraping 5 pages:
> http://8ball.sdsc.edu:8888/cipres-web/Home.do (click on REST API)
> It should be relatively straightforward to build the equivalent of  
> RemoteBlast on top of this. Would anyone be keen to take this on?
> 	-hilmar
> P.S. Sorry for the cross-posting - I thought this is relevant to  
> both communities. When responding in a project-specific way please  
> make sure you remove the list that is no longer pertinent.
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Lucie Chan <lcchan at sdsc.edu>
>> Date: January 21, 2008 6:22:22 PM EST
>> To: Hilmar Lapp <hlapp at duke.edu>
>> Cc: Mark Miller <mmiller at sdsc.edu>, Rutger Vos <rvosa at sfu.ca>,  
>> Terri Liebowitz <terri at sdsc.edu>, Paul Hoover <phoover at sdsc.edu>, mtholder at ku.edu
>> Subject: Re: REST APIs for Cipres Web Portal
>> Reply-To: lcchan at sdsc.edu
>> Hilmar, et al.,
>> I just released the first version of our REST Web Services API for  
>> job submission, and job status query, and
>> job result file retrieval. I'd like to get some feedbacks (issues,  
>> problems, improvements, suggestions, etc) from you. For  
>> documentation on how to access the services, check it out at:
>> http://8ball.sdsc.edu:8888/cipres-web/Home.do and click on "REST  
>> API" below the "CIPRES PORTAL" banner.
>> Lucie
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Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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