Web services are the amalgamation of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and HyperText Transfer Protocol HTTP that can convert your application into a Web-application, which publish its function or message to the rest of the world.

Web services use XML to code and to decode data, and SOAP to transport it (using open protocols). Besides these, HTTP, Web Services Description Language (WSDL), Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI), and SPARQL are the elements of Web Services.


HyperText Transfer Protocol in short HTTP is the most widely used protocol by World Wide Web.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

SOAP is a simple XML-based protocol that allows to communicate applications information over HTTP without the dependency of OS platform.

Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)

Universal Description, Discovery and Integration in short UDDI is a web based distributed directory like traditional phone books yellow and white pages that enables businesses to list themselves on the Internet and discover each other.

Web Services Description Language (WSDL)

The WSDL refers to Web Services Description Language, is an XML based protocol used for sending and receiving the information through decentralized and distributed environments.

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