Web Services General Interview Questions
  1. How does a web service work?
  2. Give me an example of real web service.
  3. Define XML – RPC.
  4. Define SOAP.
  5. What are the advantages of web services?
  6. What are the different types of web services?
  7. What are the main features of web services?
  8. What is SOAP?
  9. What are the advantages of SOAP web services?
  10. What are the disadvantages of SOAP web services?
  11. What are the main features of SOAP?
  12. What is WSDL?
  13. What is UDDI?
  14. What is RESTful web services?
  15. What are the advantages of RESTful web services?
  16. What is SOA?
  17. What tools are used to test web services?
  18. What is the advantage of XML in web service?
  19. What is the usage of WSDL in a web service?
  20. What is Interoperability in Web services?
  21. Explain the loosely coupled architecture of web services.
  22. How you define web service protocol stack?
  23. What are the advantages of having XML based Web services?
  24. What do you mean by synchronicity?
  25. What is the usage of Service Transport Layer in Web service protocol stack?
  26. What is the usage of Service Description layer in Web Service Protocol Stack?
  27. What is the usage of Service Discovery layer in Web Service Protocol Stack?
  28. What is a remote procedure call (RPC)?
  29. What is meant by SOAP message?
  30. What is the need of <Envelope> element in the SOAP document?
  31. Explain web service protocol stack and its layers?
  32. Explain web service architecture?
  33. What is XML-RPC?
  34. Explain BEEP?
  35. What are the requirements to access a Web Service?
  36. Which language does UDDI use?
  37. Explain different HTTP methods supported by RESTful web services.
  38. What are the steps involved in accessing a web service?
  39. How many Communication protocols can be used to implement a SOAP message? Is SOAP messages are tied to any protocol?
  40. How are the terms "Platform independent" and "Diverse Application" are related to each other in the context of XML-RPC?
  41. Explain the role of web service provider/ Publisher.
  42. Explain the role of web service requestor/ consumer.
  43. Define Entrust Identification Service.
  44. Define Entrust Entitlements Service.
  45. Define Entrust Privacy Service.
  46. What do you mean by PKI?
  47. Explain what is UDDI, DISCO and WSDL?
  48. Explain what is JAXR?
  49. Explain what is JAXM messaging models?
  50. Explain what does the JAXR architecture consist of?
  51. Mention what are the usual XML APIs?
  52. Explain what is Push parsing and Pull parsing.
  53. Explain what is Stax?
  54. Explain what is JAVA web services? What are the methods to create web services?
  55. Mention the JAXB binding framework?
  56. Mention what are the types of validation can a JAXB client can perform?
  57. How is a SOAP message is structured?
  58. Explain few disadvantages of Response Caching?
  59. What is the alternate solution to Response Caching?
  60. What is the use of Accept and Content-Type Headers in HTTP Request?
  61. Name important annotations used in JAX-WS API?
  62. What is use of javax.xml.ws.Endpoint class?
  63. What is purpose of a URI in REST based webservices?
  64. What is the difference between encryption, encoding, and hashing?