You have a piece of data-processing code, it works well, and both your colleagues and other researchers think it is useful. So, you decide to turn it into a Web Service so that it can be used by anyone with Web access. Yet do you know how to go about it? These Top Tips will help you get started.
Do not “press a button” on existing code
Creating a Web Service should not be a box-ticking exercise. It is very easy to think that providing a service can be done by running a tool over existing code. Web Services are nearly always implemented as an afterthought. As a rule, service providers usually have some local code and an interface that they set aside as a public service. Sadly, the interface often ends up being cumbersome…Continue Reading