Features of Web Services by R4R Team

Features of Web Services:-
There are several features of Web Services as follows:

1 XML-based
Web Services uses XML at data representation and data transportation layers. Using XML eliminates any networking, operating system, or platform binding.

2 Loosely coupled
A web service is not tied to that web service directly. The web service interface can change over time without compromising the client's ability to interact with the service.

3 Ability to be synchronous or asynchronous
Synchronicity refers to the binding of the client to the execution of the service. In synchronous invocations, the client blocks and waits for the service to complete its operation before continuing.

 Asynchronous operations allow a client to invoke a service and then execute other functions.

4 Supports Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs)
Web services allow clients to invoke procedures, functions, and methods on remote objects using an XML-based protocol. Remote procedures expose input and output parameters that a web service must support.

5 Supports document exchange
One of the key advantages of XML is its generic way of representing not only data, but also complex documents. Web services support the transparent exchange of documents to facilitate business integration.

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