API is an Application Programming Interface which is a way that allows communication between two applications using a set of rules. While having a great coffee from Bolivia I found the following API requests types.
The main Web Service APIs are:
- SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) uses XML to transfer sets of information in the form of objects. Created by Microsoft in 1998.
- XML-RPC was developed in 1997. It uses identifying tags similar to HTML and provides a rigid way to structuring data.
- REST (Representational State Transfer) Mainly a set of HTTP verbs. GET, POST DELETE, PUT handle the management of the server’s resources.
I hope this information about API requests types is helpful. You can also contact me if you have questions.