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Last post May 23, 2012 08:32 PM by nijhawan.saurabh
May 23, 2012 07:34 PM|LINK
Hello all, I wanted to ask the community about some basic information on Web Services (ie. capability, properties..). So far in my education and the beginning of my career I have been focused on local based application programming, but I have walways wanted
to add some web knowledge and my new job presents this.
I understand that a webservice is a webpage service of some kind, but my questions start from there. I have seen that C# code is used, but then also xml and asp and I was wondering how these mesh together.... I believe the asp and C# change eachother but
I'm not certain and I also would like to know how information can get sent to and from other areas of code.
Overall I'm looking for a box I can draw around webservice in order to define it more clearly so that when someone mentions it, I can be certain. I appreciate any and all information you can provide. This community has been amazingly fast and helpful to
respond. Thank you.
May 23, 2012 08:32 PM|LINK
First of all you should know the differences b/w C#, ASP.NET and Web Services:
C#: One of the languages you can use to program on the .NET platform.
Web Services: You use web services to open up your system to any other system, now the other system can be built on anything from php to j2ee or simple html based system or any windows based application etc.(More about web services
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms972326.aspx). Also go for WCF for building web services rather than .asmx based which was previously used.http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa663324.aspx
Now you see C# , asp.net and XML in web services as you said, well that is what it is.
Web services exchange data in formats like XML/JSON or simple String which is understandable across all platforms.
Most probably it is XML because XML can be used to define any small or large Data and it is human understandable.