Wrapping and interoperating bioinformatics resources using CORBA

R. Stevens
2000 Briefings in Bioinformatics  
Bioinformaticians seeking to provide services to working biologists are faced with the twin problems of distribution and diversity of resources. Bioinformatics databases are distributed around the world and exist in many kinds of storage forms, platforms, and access paradigms. To provide adequate services to biologists, these distributed and diverse resources have to interoperate seamlessly within single applications. The Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) offers one technical
more » ... ution to these problems. The key component of CORBA is its use of object orientation as an intermediate form to translate between different representations. This article concentrates on an explanation of object orientation and how it can be used to over come the problems of distribution and diversity by describing the interfaces between objects.
doi:10.1093/bib/1.1.9 pmid:11466976 fatcat:yrc3qfq3wrealcdflhslskd474