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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


As this chapter is just an introduction to microservices, we will not go the details of implementation. However, we will just have an overview of how we will implement different things in microservices. We have already discussed RESTful web service implementation in this book. However, here are some other pieces that come with microservices. So, we will just get idea of what is involved in implementing these parts.


We will have deployments automated. We will continuous delivery tools. Continuous delivery is a process in which there are frequent deliveries with short cycles, and it ensures that software can be released at any time. It aims to release software faster and minimize risk with a build, and test and release software frequently approach.

Continuous delivery takes automation from source control all the way through production. There are various tools or processes that help in accomplishing a continuous delivery process. However, two important things in this...