I am quite confuse with this term API with web services. Can anyone help me by explain what can I do with a web-based service`s API? Or do I have it mix up with web services. So far I have understand with web services are SOAP. Does API same with SOAP?
API is a general term which stands for Application Programming Interface - it is used all over the place to generally refer to an interface on something. For example... Windows API, OpenGL API, Google Search Engine API.
SOAP on the other hand is a specific protocol.
Also depends on what programming language you're using, Java is API under java.applet and etc..