Web Services Features

Prime features of Web Services.

  • Statelessness
    • Request alone contains all information
    • Session data
    • Resources do not need to be in known state
    • Same operation performs same outcome
  • Version parameter
  • Status codes
  • Consistency
  • Small APIs
  • Heart beat method
  • Shows service is alive
  • Requires correct request format
  • Gives basic feedback
    • Handling errors
    • Content negotiation
    • Access control
    • Loose coupling
    • Shared formal contracts
    • Abstraction
    • Composability
    • Reusability
    • Autonomy
    • Discoverability

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