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WSDL AND API

Sam Ruben
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Joined: Feb 07, 2012
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what is api and wsdl? how they are related?

whats the purpose of using it?
Roger Sterling
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Joined: Apr 06, 2012
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They perform much the same function. A WSDL (Web Service Definition Language file) is a file or set of files that describe a contract between a producer of a Web Service and a consumer of a Web Service. An API (Application Programming Interface) is a contract between a producer and consumer of a local software library. API is limited to the local system. WSDL can be used locally or remotely.
 
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