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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

Challenges of micro-services

Nothing comes free. Everything has its downside or at least some challenges that need to deal with. If we go for microservices, it has its own challenges. So, let's look at them and discuss how they can be minimized if there is trade-off.

Infrastructure maintenance

Although you don't have to update your infrastructure every day, it still needs to be maintained and it needs more effort. Technology freedom comes with microservices, but without any cost. You have to maintain different server instances using different technologies. This will need better infrastructure and people with experience of more technologies.

Actually, you don't always need better infrastructure and people with knowledge of all those different technologies. Normally, every team working on different services will have its own infrastructure or Dev-ops-related people. However, in that case, you need more people because now, you are not sharing Dev-ops or infrastructure-related people across different...