Web-services provided by this environment
CU*STAR, Biopedia, and the STAR sites (such as micro*scope) provide access to their resources via SOAP webservices.
SOAP allows developers to build applications based on resources
stored in CU*STAR, Biopedia, and STARs without any knowledge for the
internal structure of these databases.
Data are obtained by calling specific functions that return data
arrays of various structures. A developer may use all or some
of the data comming from these arrays. An advantage of SOAP is that
it is platform independent; it can be called using various
programming languages and from various operating systems.
Another big advantage of webservices (including SOAP)
is that the data requested is always up to date. There
is no need for additional interaction with the data provider.
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For more information, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need a 'keycode' to access the web services of this site. See Get keycode.
For a list of web-services provided see web-services list.
Examples of how these services might be used:
build a classification tree with the CU*STAR SOAP interface
search the classification tree with the CU*STAR SOAP interface
obtain the foreign keys (CU*STAR, and uBio nameBank identifiers) that are needed
for interaction with other web environments, or for registering
data locally using the CU*STAR SOAP interface
get descriptions of taxa using Biopedia SOAP interface
get random images to display in your website using the STAR SOAP interfaces
get content for a specific taxon or a group of taxa using the STAR SOAP interfaces
integrate data from various STAR websites using the STAR SOAP interfaces
more and more...