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Building RESTful Web Services with PHP 7

By : Waheed ud din
Book Image

Building RESTful Web Services with PHP 7

By: Waheed ud din

Overview of this book

REST is the most wide spread and effective standard to develop APIs for internet services. With the way PHP and its eco-system has modernized the way code is written by simplifying various operations, it is useful to develop RESTful APIs with PHP 7 and modern tools. This book explains in detail how to create your own RESTful API in PHP 7 that can be consumed by other users in your organization. Starting with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of REST architecture and the new features in PHP 7, you will learn to implement basic RESTful API endpoints using vanilla PHP. The book explains how to identify flaws in security and design and teach you how to tackle them. You will learn about composer, Lumen framework and how to make your RESTful API cleaner, secure and efficient. The book emphasizes on automated tests, teaches about different testing types and give a brief introduction to microservices which is the natural way forward. After reading this book, you will have a clear understanding of the REST architecture and you can build a web service from scratch.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Available reusable code

We haven't discussed each and every security threat, but we some things which needed to be taken care of to avoid security-related problems. We have discussed how we should secure our endpoints and how to implement authentication for RESTful web services. We also discussed flaws in our current code that we wrote in the previous chapter.

However, we haven't written code to make our code better and more secure. We can do this, but we should understand that there is already a lot of stuff to utilize instead of doing everything from scratch. So instead of writing everything in plain PHP by ourselves, we will use available code. It is not only to save time but also to use something that is available in the community and is time tested by the community.

So if we have made up our minds to use a third-party code snippet, package, or class, then we should understand that in PHP there is not one group of developers writing code in one framework. There are lots of PHP classes...