Web Services Tutorial Summary

Web services is a standardized way or medium to propagate communication between the client and server applications on the World Wide Web. This course will give a detailed insight into various components of web services like SOAP,WSDL, REST, and how they operate.

What Should I Know?

This course is designed for beginners having basic knowledge of web services protocols and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) principles.

Web Services Syllabus


Lesson 1 What is an API? — Definition, Types & Example
Lesson 2 What are Web Services? — Architecture, Types & Example
Lesson 3 SOAP Web Services Tutorial — What is SOAP Protocol?
Lesson 4 WSDL Tutorial — Learn with Example
Lesson 5 RESTful Web Services Tutorial — Learn with REST API Example

Advanced Stuff

Lesson 1 SOAP vs REST — What's the Difference?
Lesson 2 Web Service Security Tutorial — Learn with SOAP Example
Lesson 3 SOA Principles — Service Oriented Architecture Principles
Lesson 4 API vs Web Service — What's the Difference?
Lesson 5 JSON Tutorial — Learn with Simple File Format Example
Lesson 6 JSON vs XML — Key Differences
Lesson 7 SOA vs Microservices — Key Differences
Lesson 8 Best API Testing Tools — 20 Best API Testing Tools
Lesson 9 Microservices Tutorial — Architecture and Example

Must Know!

Lesson 1 Microservices Interview Questions — Top 25 Microservices Interview Q & A
Lesson 2 Best Service Virtualization Tools — 10 Best Service Virtualization Tools
Lesson 3 Web Services Interview Questions — Top 70 Web Services Interview Q & A

What is Web Service?

Web service is a standardized medium to propagate communication between the client and server applications on the World Wide Web.

Web services provide a common platform that allows multiple applications built on various programming languages to have the ability to communicate with each other

Popular Web Services Protocols are:


SOAP is known as the Simple Object Access Protocol.

SOAP was developed as an intermediate language so that applications built on various programming languages could talk quickly to each other and avoid the extreme development effort.


WSDL is known as the Web Services Description Language(WSDL).

WSDL is an XML-based file which tells the client application what the web service does and gives all the information required to connect to the web service.


REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer.

REST is used to build Web services that are lightweight, maintainable, and scalable.