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Is there a difference between a Web Service vs Micro WS?

 
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Aren't these synonyms?

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You can argue that in fact they are orthogonal, and may not always be synonymous.

A web service is service which exposes an API over HTTP (although when people say web service they often mean something with a SOAP API, which ironically has very little to do with the web).

A microservice is an independently deployable service modelled around a business domain.

Many people build microservices using messaging or event-driven APIs, or using non-HTTP backed RPC mechanisms.

So I could have a microservice which is also a webservice, but a webservice might not be a microservice, and a microservice might not be a webservice :-)
 
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