What is api / web-services ?

What is Api / Web-services ?

When you talk to an IT provider, you will often hear these terms!

  1. API : It's an application programming interface, , it makes it possible to connect two services between them.

In fact, this infrastructure allows data exchange secure and optimal through a network such as Internet .

As of today, two methods share the bulk of the market:

  • SOAP, based on an envelope and XML system, it allows to perform specific actions on the server.

  • REST, based on the HTTP protocol, it allows the best use of the latter to manipulate data relating to traditional entities.

  1. Web-services, It's an acronym, a web-service Refers to an end point given to an API.

Here you know a little more about these computer terms ...

See you soon,

Mathieu