What is difference between Web API and WCF service?
|Web API||WCF service|
|Web application programming interface which is primarily used for the creation of full-blown REST a service which implies that WEB API does not need any data configuration and contracts to the level of WCF.||WCF was created for the development of SOAP-based services. It uses standard XML and schema over HTTL which leads to the degradation in the performance of the application.|
|WEB API support Any media content format||It uses Text format that includes XML|
|It uses URL patterns, HTTP methods as a service interface||WCF uses service contract as a service interface|
|The caching mechanism of WEB API is built-in HTTP application control||The caching mechanism of WCF service is handled by the application|
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