A web service is a method of communications between two electronic devices over the internet. Web services are primarily used as a “way for businesses to communicate with each other; web services allow organizations to communicate data without intimate knowledge of each other’s IT systems behind the firewall.” Web services do not provide a graphical user interface (GUI) to users but do share business logic, data, and processes through a programmatic interface across the network.

There are two types of web services:SOAP and REST. SOAP, or Simple Object Access Protocol, and REST, or Representational State Transfer. Users can create a service repository by using the REST method. Users can also use the “Get” method directly that allows them to put, post, and delete can be executed only by adding them to a test case.

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