[Biocatalogue-hackers] Latest Release - REST API, better REST Services support, new Operations/Endpoints UI and For Developers site
jits at cs.man.ac.uk
Thu Apr 8 05:03:02 EDT 2010
The BioCatalogue team is pleased to announce the public release of the
BioCatalogue REST API, allowing programmatic access to the data and
functionality of the BioCatalogue.
There is currently a read only API. We are working on a write API for
service submission and annotations.
Detailed documentation and guidance is available from here:
We'll be fleshing the documentation out some more based on your feedback.
Feel free to join the new biocatalogue-hackers mailing list:
http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/biocatalogue-hackers. This is for
a more technical audience, to ask questions, give feedback and provide
suggestions (for those using the REST API or even working on the
Thanks to all who have helped with the development of the API.
Together with the API, we have also updated the BioCatalogue
(http://www.biocatalogue.org) with the following new features:
- Better support for describing REST Services. You can now describe in
detail the exact endpoints available for a REST service, together with
the input and output parameters and representations. This will also be
used to describe the BioCatalogue REST API.
- A more streamlined UI for browsing the SOAP operations and REST
endpoints of a service.
- SOAP operations are now directly returned in search.
Finally, we have a new "For Developers" site:
http://bit.ly/biocat_for_developers, in which we aim to provide more
information to the developer community about the technical side of the
As always, we look forward to your feedback and suggestions.
- The BioCatalogue team
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