[Bioperl-l] Bioperl-db Corba bindings.

Ewan Birney birney@ebi.ac.uk
Wed, 11 Apr 2001 20:10:30 +0100 (BST)

I have implemented BioCorba bindings to bioperl-db via the standard
bioperl-corba-server code. Looks good (Jason - had to fix some buglets in
the corba server bindings)

surprisingly smooth. There are some "interesting to implement" calls like
vectors of primary sequences which .... hmmm... dangerous...

Anyway - it "works for me". The README in bioperl-db is now correct though
pretty short and to the point.

As we have bioperl-corba-client which makes a corba server act as if it is
"standard bioperl", and bioperl-db which will store and fetch any
"standard bioperl" sequence object, and bioperl-corba-server which will
mount a standard bioperl object as a corba server, we could easily develop
a cach'ing biocorba server, populating a local database on demand from a
central corba implementation (or indeed a more Gnutella style
peer-to-peer network).

This is currently left as an exercise for the reader ;)


Ewan Birney. Mobile: +44 (0)7970 151230, Work: +44 1223 494420