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Web Service

A software system that can be used over the internet by other software

Web Services are often provided by 3rd-party Service Providers.

Examples:

  • a Web Service that checks addresses for correctness;
  • a Web Service that calculates shipping charges for a parcel of a certain size, weight and destination;
  • a Web Service that simplifies, for the App Developer sending notifications to the Smartphone Components of App Users of an App.

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