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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


Till now, we have created RESTful web services endpoints in a micro-framework named Lumen. We created migrations, models and routes. I implemented PostController but left CommentController implementation for you. So, as we can see that lot of problems that we discussed related to implementation in Chapter 3, Creating Restful Endpoints, are solved already because of using a framework. And we are able to solve many other problems very easily. So, using the right framework and packages, we are able to work much faster.

We have also identified some missing elements, including user authentication. We will solve them in the next chapter. In the next chapter, we will improve our work from the code aspect as well.


In this chapter, we were mostly working with Lumen. We looked at it but we were trying to proceed to make our API and so we were not able to see each and every part of Lumen and its code in detail. So, it is a good idea to see Lumen's documentation: