Serialising dataflow events with JSON¶
There are some facilities to support serialisaiton of events such as dataflow as JSON files or streams.
The Runnable API provides a method
dataflow_output_ids_from_json($filename, $default_branch) to read a set of paramaters (output IDs)
serialised as JSON from a flat file.
Additionally, eHive uses JSON serialisation to interface Runnables written in guest languages (such as Python)
with Workers. This is handled by, and documented in,
Bio::EnsEMBL::Hive::GuestProcess. This could serve
as an example for advanced users wishing to construct infrastructure to transmit events between eHive
and other systems.