What is difference between Web API and Web Service

Rashmi
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What is difference between Web API and Web Service?

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Posted On: 25-Oct-2015 07:44

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Hi, Rashmi,

Following are the main differences:

  • A web service uses SOAP protocol while Web API uses HTTP protocol.
  • A web service provice WSDL and can create client proxy automatically while web api does not provide any WSDL or documentation for implementation on client.
  • A Web API resonse can be either JSON or XML or csv.
Posted On: 31-Oct-2015 09:43
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