Before we make the comparison between
SOAP vs REST, we should know what they are. SOAP and REST are Web Services – Method of communication between two electronic devices over a network, in this scenario is World Wide Web. Web service is a software function provided at a network address over the web with the service always on as in the concept of Utility computing.
Web API is the very common terminology in web development. A Web API is a development in Web Services where emphasis has been moving to simpler REST (
Representational state transfer) based communications. REST API do not require XML-based Web service protocol as SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) or WSDL (
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