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

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at duke.edu
Mon Jan 28 08:42:39 EST 2008


Yep that's what I was thinking.

BTW the API needs multipart/form-data encoding for input (due to file  
upload); I'm assuming that that's supported well in LWP but if anyone  
knows where to start digging for that the pointer would be appreciated.

	-hilmar

On Jan 28, 2008, at 1:04 AM, Chris Fields wrote:

> 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?
>
> chris
>
> 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
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> Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
> Dept of Biochemistry
> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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