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    Hi friends!
    can anyone explain me:
    What is the difference b/w website and web services?

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    Re: Difference b/w website and web services?

    Well, webservice is more like a set of APIs which can be accessed over network. So, we use set of RPC(Remote Procedure call)s to make use of these.

    An website is a place where conents are hosted. Or to put it plainly, "a collection of webpages". The following two wiki articles should make things clear.

    WebService
    WebSite

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    Re: Difference b/w website and web services?

    Let me give a small example,

    If u want to know the train timing schedule u'll goto Enquiry in Railway station, and u'll ask the timings of a train number to the person sitting in enquiry desk, He'll verify the timings in computer and he'll replies your question.

    Browser is you, Web service is the person and Computer is database. U (Browser) can't understand the matter in Database. Web Service (Operation in Enquiry desk) can understand it. So, if a request is sent through Browser to Web service (Operator) it will get the answer from database (Computer)it servers your answer. Browser doesn't understand the language of computer where web server can understand. and it'll take your request and go to database and search the answer and give the answer to you.
    And here Website name is nothing but the your name.


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    Re: Difference b/w website and web services?

    Hi Dileep,

    You have given a nice example.

    Thanks,
    Ganesh


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    Re: Difference b/w website and web services?

    Hi Here is another explanation of web service
    In the past, if you wanted to book a holiday over the Internet you would browse to a travel agent's web site, select a holiday and book it. If you were lucky, you'd be able to book car hire and possibly even check on the weather. Behind the scenes, the web server (the computer and software that the web site lives on) would be accessing data in a proprietary format in some sort of database, or would be communicating, again in a proprietary fashion, to back-office systems to get information about your holiday.

    This is all set to change with the concept of web services. A web service is a system which sits somewhere on a network and all it ever does is service specific requests from clients. These clients aren't real people browsing the internet from their desks; they're other computers. When you book a holiday, you'll still browse to your travel agent's web site but behind the scenes something different will happen. To find flight details, rather than access proprietary data in a database, the web server will talk to a web service somewhere else on the Internet. All this web service will do, day in, day out, is respond to requests for flight information from travel agents' web sites. What is more, these web services will be able to publicise their existence and communicate with web sites, and other web services, in an open, public, format. The travel agent's web site will access different web services for flight, accommodation and weather information.

    Since the web service is on the internet, and since it communicates in standard, published, protocols, that means that anybody can communicate with it. If you're running a conference and want people to visit, you can have a 'fly here' page on your web page. With 5 minutes' coding, you'll be able to let people view flight availability to your conference and book flights online, without leaving your site.


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    Re: Difference b/w website and web services?

    Quote Originally Posted by dileepdon View Post
    Let me give a small example,

    If u want to know the train timing schedule u'll goto Enquiry in Railway station, and u'll ask the timings of a train number to the person sitting in enquiry desk, He'll verify the timings in computer and he'll replies your question.

    Browser is you, Web service is the person and Computer is database. U (Browser) can't understand the matter in Database. Web Service (Operation in Enquiry desk) can understand it. So, if a request is sent through Browser to Web service (Operator) it will get the answer from database (Computer)it servers your answer. Browser doesn't understand the language of computer where web server can understand. and it'll take your request and go to database and search the answer and give the answer to you.
    And here Website name is nothing but the your name.
    thats a very good example.
    thanks


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