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What is difference between service and an endpoint..?

Manish Shah
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Joined: Jun 09, 2002
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What is difference between service and an endpoint..?

To my knowledge service is a layer where business logic gets processed (synchronously or asynchronously) whereas an endpoint is that same service exposed as a web-service whether SOAP based or Restful based.

Please correct me..

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Dan Drillich
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
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Web Services Glossary defines end point as -

An association between a binding and a network address, specified by a URI, that may be used to communicate with an instance of a service. An end point indicates a specific location for accessing a service using a specific protocol and data format. [WSD Reqs]



It defines service as -

1. A service is an abstract resource that represents a capability of performing tasks that form a coherent functionality from the point of view of providers entities and requesters entities. To be used, a service must be realized by a concrete provider agent.

2. WSDL service: A collection of end points. [WSD Reqs]

3. See Web service.


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Dan


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Manish Shah
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Thanks Dan..
 
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