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A Web Services is a method of communication between two electronic devices over the World Wide Web. A Web Service is a software function provided at a network address over the web or the cloud, it is a service that is “always on” as in the concept of utility computing.The software system that requests data is called a service requester, whereas the software system that would process the request and provide the data is called a service provider.

The W3C defines a Web Services as:

“a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. It has an interface described in a machine-processable format (specifically WSDL). Other systems interact with the Web service in a manner prescribed by its description using SOAP messages, typically conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization in conjunction with other Web-related standards.”

The W3C also states

We can identify two major classes of Web Services:

  • REST-compliant Web services(JAX-RS), in which the primary purpose of the service is to manipulate XML representations of Web resources using a uniform set of “stateless” operations and arbitrary Web services(JAX-WS), in which the service may expose an arbitrary set of operations
  • Web services are browsers and operating system independent service, which means it can run on   any browser without the need of making any changes. Web Services take Web-applications to the   Next Level.

Components of Web Services

The basic web services platform is XML + HTTP. All the standard web services work using the following components

  • SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)
  • UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration)
  • WSDL (Web Services Description Language)

How Does a Web Service Work?

A web service enables communication among various applications by using open standards such as HTML, XML, WSDL, and SOAP. A web service takes the help of:

  • XML to tag the data
  • SOAP to transfer a message
  • WSDL to describe the availability of service.

You can build a Java-based web service on Solaris that is accessible from your Visual Basic program that runs on Windows.

You can also use C# to build new web services on Windows that can be invoked from your web application that is based on JavaServer Pages (JSP) and runs on Linux.

Why Web Services ?

Web Services allow the business logic of many different systems to be exposed over the Web. This gives your applications the freedom to chose the Web Services that they need. Instead of re-inventing the wheel for each client, you need only include additional application-specific business logic on the client-side. This allows you to develop services and/or client-side code using the languages and tools that you want.
This is the most important benefit of Web Services. Web Services typically work outside of private networks, offering developers a non-proprietary route to their solutions.Web Services also let developers use their preferred programming languages. In addition, thanks to the use of standards-based communications methods, Web Services are virtually platform-independent
Each service exists independently of the other services that make up the application. Individual pieces of the application to be modified without impacting unrelated areas.
Web services use standardized industry standard protocol for the communication. All the four layers (Service Transport, XML Messaging, Service Description, and Service Discovery layers) use well-defined protocols in the web services protocol stack. This standardization of protocol stack gives the business many advantages such as a wide range of choices, reduction in the cost due to competition, and increase in the quality
Web Services are deployed over standard Internet technologies. This makes it possible to deploy Web Services even over the fire wall to servers running on the Internet on the other side of the globe. Also thanks to the use of proven community standards, underlying security (such as SSL) is already built-in.

Restful Services

Representational State Transfer (REST) is a software architecture style consisting of guidelines and best practices for creating scalable web services.

API Services

An API is an Application Programming Interface, it’s the means by which third parties can write code that interfaces with other code. A Web Service is a type of API, almost always one that operates over HTTP (Though some, like SOAP, can use alternate transports, like SMTP). The Official W3C Definition mentions that Web Services don’t necessarily use HTTP, but this is almost always the case and is usually assumed unless otherwise mentioned.

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