This server provides a dual interface for using the remotely defined applications, and it it possible, though perhaps not recommended, to control a single job with either interface.
The SOAP interface is the so called CEA Common Execution Connector interface defined by this WSDL and described in this IVOA Note . It is possible to write a custom application to access this web service with any standard SOAP toolkit. However, we recommend that you use one of the clients listed below.
The server also supports a Universal Worker Service (UWS) REST style interface described on the IVOA Site . This is generally easier to drive than the SOAP interface, making it possible to use, for example, a web browser to interact with a UWS service. This CEC has a basic web interface for interacting with UWS built-in, and accessible via the side-menus.
The recommended client for this CEC is the Astrogrid VODesktop .
This client not only provides a GUI for running the applications on the CEC, but also provides support for all of the interacting services that make up the Virtual Observatory - for example discovery and security are handled seamlessly.
The VODesktop also provides a programmatic interface to access all aspects of the VO via the AstroRuntime.
Astrogrid supplies a Java client for the SOAP service that deals with creating a authenticated SOAP connection to the server.