Web Services and REST APIs

Useful terminology

Posted by Romina Liuzzi on January 23, 2015


Web Services can implement SOA. SOA is a design pattern in which application components provide services to other components via a communications protocol. In most contexts a service is a component encapsulated behind an interface. To serve as a catalog of the services offered it is common to use a WSDL. WSDL stands for Web Service Definition Language and it is merely an interface definition listing one ore more services/operations.


About the architecture:

  • Define a deprecation strategy
  • Standarize nomenclature
  • Accept different user roles

Development lifecycle:

  1. Define the model
  2. Choose the method
  3. Code the operation
  4. Automate a regresion
  5. Release the documentation
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