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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

Team structure

As per Conway's law:

"Organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations."

So, in order to produce designs based on architecture and to gain its benefits, we also need structured teams working on this accordingly.

Normally, in a monolithic application, we have teams such as the following ones:

  • Dev-ops team
  • Backend-developer team
  • DB administrator team
  • Mobile application developer team

However, in the case of distributed architecture such as microservices (if we are developing an e-commerce application), we will have teams such as the following ones:

  • Products catalog
  • Inventory
  • Orders
  • Coupons
  • Wishlist

All these teams will have members, including Dev-ops, Backend-developer, DB administrator, and mobile app developer. So, in the case of microservices, we will have a team per service.

Size of team:

There is no hard and fast rule, but it is recommended that team size should be as per Jeff Bezos' 2 pizza...