CORBA Shows Signs of Life as Bioinformatics Methods and Data Become More Object-like | GenomeWeb

As bioinformatics data continue to expand in complexity, with new multidimensional data types such as tables and images entering the stream, the time-honored approach of quickly writing a Perl program to parse one format into another becomes problematic.

A potential solution has been available since the late 90’s in the form of CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture), a protocol maintained by the Object Management Group, a software standards group.

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