InstantSOAP is a tool which enables scientists to publish their code, command-line applications or other computational tools, to share them so that others can benefit from their work.
Tools such as Taverna enable scientist to connect together tools provided by others, building complex workflows, without having to worry about the details of distributed programming or Web services.
InstantSOAP provides the same facilities to the scientist who wishes to publish their code, tools or other resources as services, so that others can use them, within Taverna or directly over the web. InstantSOAP can be used to publish command-line applications, Java code or programs produced in other languages, without the developer or owner of the resource having to worry about distributed programming.
For those more worried about the control of how their service is published:
If you just want to try InstantSOAP, try our 10 Minute Introduction : A very rapid fly through installing a service and running it in two ways. Alternatively, if you want to publish a service, the following documentation is available: