C5.56 Interface to CDM community store implemented and usable within the platform

The CDM community store acts as a central datastore for versionable Common Data Model data. Web services to access the community store have been implemented as proposed at http://dev.e-taxonomy.eu/trac/wiki/CommunityServer.

The services, built upon the REST architectural design, provide a simple yet powerful way to collect data from a community store. They return so called Data Transfer Objects (DTO) that have all necessary data compiled in them and thus hide the complexity of the Common Data Model. The returned data is URL encoded either as XML or JSON based on the requested content-type.

API documentation and further information on the CDM REST Services can be found in the developer wiki at http://dev.e-taxonomy.eu/trac/wiki/CdmRestServices, including a list of available resources the services provide.