Building a RESTful DrugBank Structure Resource Using Ruby on Rails and JChem Base

presentation · 11 years ago
by Craig Knox (University of Alberta)
JChem Base

To facilitate the creation of a central structure hub for databases such as DrugBank and the Human Metabolome Database at the University of Alberta, we have integrated JChem Base with Ruby on Rails, a robust web-application framework. By using JRuby to bridge the Java and Ruby world, we have built a scalable solution for storing, retrieving, and searching structures. This presentation will discuss the implementation details and advantages of building a simple, standard, and web-accessible structure hub.