Jan K. Labanowski: Computational Portals for Chemistry  

SciPortal Conclusion

We started to experiment with various approaches to Code Information Server, and actually collected a substantial database of methods and made some preliminary attempts to standardize on methods names and XML tags to be used in describing software functionality.

We also made a first pass on deciding which functionality should be provided as JSP Tag Libraries, and which should be put into utility classes or JavaBeans. This would greatly facilitate development of interfaces for new software packages.

Unfortunately, the funding for this project was discontinued, and we were explicitly asked to abandon it and work on other projects with greater priority. At the same time, we probably learned a lot in the process, and could now use this insight and experience to incorporate recently introduced technologies, namely: Web Services, on one hand, and Filters, Events, and extension to session object introduced with the Servlet Specification 2.3.