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Sony Agrawal
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What is the difference between a web service and API? (Google did not help me much )
Actually i am not clear about the difference....Is web services almost same as API ?? I read that "A Web Service is a type of API and one that operates over HTTP"
Could someone explain it a bit more??
 
Costi Ciudatu
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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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