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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

Introducing Lumen

Lumen is a micro-framework version of the full-stack framework Laravel. In the PHP community, Laravel is a very well-known framework. So by using Lumen, we can always our project to Laravel and start using its full-stack capabilities if we have to.

Why micro-framework?

Every thing has a cost. We chose a micro-framework of a full-stack framework, because although a full-stack framework provides more features, to have those features it has to load more stuff. So provide the luxury of more features, a full-stack framework has to compromise a bit on performance as compared to a micro-framework. The micro-framework on the other hand, lets go of some features which are not required for building web services like views and so on, which makes it faster.

Why Lumen?

Lumen is not the only micro-framework in the PHP community. So why Lumen? There are three reasons for that:

  • Lumen is micro-framework of Laravel, so with a little effort we can always convert it into Laravel and utilize...