What is web service?
Jan 30, 2012 Janaki Mahapatra, Language
What are Web Services?
- Web services are application components
- Web services communicate using open protocols
- Web services are self-contained and self-describing
- Web services can be discovered using UDDI
- Web services can be used by other applications
- XML is the basis for Web services
- XML is used to tag the data,
- SOAP is used to transfer the data,
- WSDL is used for describing the services available and
- UDDI is used for listing what services are available.
What is SOAP?SOAP is an XML-based protocol to let applications exchange information over HTTP. Or more simple: SOAP is a protocol for accessing a Web Service.
- SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol
- SOAP is a communication protocol
- SOAP is a format for sending messages
- SOAP is designed to communicate via Internet
- SOAP is platform independent
- SOAP is language independent
- SOAP is based on XML
- SOAP is simple and extensible
- SOAP allows you to get around firewalls
- SOAP is a W3C standard
What is WSDL?WSDL is an XML-based language for locating and describing Web services.
- WSDL stands for Web Services Description Language
- WSDL is based on XML
- WSDL is used to describe Web services
- WSDL is used to locate Web services
- WSDL is a W3C standard
What is UDDI?UDDI is a directory service where companies can register and search for Web services.
- UDDI stands for Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
- UDDI is a directory for storing information about web services
- UDDI is a directory of web service interfaces described by WSDL
- UDDI communicates via SOAP
- UDDI is built into the Microsoft .NET platform