Web APIs, Web Services, & Microservices: Basics & Differences

Web APIs, Web Services, & Microservices: Basics & Differences
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One aspect of our expertise covers both web services and web APIs — two things that can work together but do not serve the same purpose. Furthermore, microservices function differently than the former protocols, as well.

In this blog, we’ll review everything you need to know to understand the differences between web APIs vs. web services vs. microservices. Moreover, it discusses how best to use them, too. Like anything, we have to start with the basics and get more granular from there. This blog will cover:

  1. What is a web API?
  2. What is a web service?
  3. What
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Web Service vs Web Application

Web services dont always have a UI. They are normally API’s using JSON, can also be SOA type using SOAP and XML primarily, can also be sockets, and servers and other micro web services, etc..

Web applications can be put together many ways. There are several ways to create your application by orchestration of multiple web services, and a separate gui to control them which ties into these services. The other way which does not use services is to procedurally embed code into your UI interface app, or even better, make an Object Oriented application which has its own services separed in the Model later, which the controller access, and has its own view as a GUI which access the services in the back end, or even more complicated apps that pass A2B, B2B, B2C services from some GUI.

Services dont always have a GUI, they can have a CRUD

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Web Service Documentation Samples – Innovasys


Web Service (REST or SOAP) documentation sample using the “Light” Template.

REST Live Sample SOAP Live Sample

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Testing XML Web Services (Basic)


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What are web services ?

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openmrs/openmrs-module-webservices.rest: Provides RESTful web services for OpenMRS

Build Status Coverage Status



OpenMRS Version

The module exposes the OpenMRS API as REST web services. If an OpenMRS instance is running the webservice.rest module, other applications can retrieve and post certain information to an OpenMRS database.


If you are not a developer, or just want to install the REST Web Services module into your
system, visit the module download page instead.

The required OpenMRS version to run the REST Web Services Module is 1.8.4+ or 1.9.0+


To build the module from source, clone this repo:

git clone https://github.com/openmrs/openmrs-module-webservices.rest

Then navigate into the openmrs-module-webservices.rest directory and compile the module using Maven:

cd openmrs-module-webservices.rest && mvn clean install

📌 You will need Maven and Java 8 installed to successfully build and run
the tests.

Developer Documentation

Integration Tests

Integration tests can be found in the integration-tests directory. They are written with JUnit and Rest-Assured.
Before you can run integration tests you

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