Lumen Programming Guide: Writing PHP Microservices, REST and Web Service APIs

  • 3h 18m
  • Paul Redmond
  • Apress
  • 2016

Learn to write test-driven microservices, REST APIs, and web service APIs with PHP using the Lumen micro-framework, from the now popular Laravel family. This book shows you how testing APIs can help you write bullet-proof web application services and microservices.

In the Lumen Programming Guide you will learn how to use Lumen―a micro-framework by Laravel―to write bullet-proof APIs. Lumen helps you write productive, maintainable APIs using modern application design. You will learn how to write fully-tested APIs and understand essential Lumen concepts used to build a solid foundation for writing API projects.

What You Will Learn

  • Maintain your API's database structure through built-in database migrations
  • Write tests with factory data in a test database
  • Respond with consistent data output in JSON
  • Deal with PHP exceptions by using JSON responses
  • Create, read, update, and delete REST resources
  • Represent model associations in API responses
  • Build a solid foundation for writing tests with PHPUnit and Mockery
  • Validate data

Who This Book Is For

PHP developers with no Laravel experience. Only a basic understanding of HTTP and writing PHP applications is needed to get started.

About the Author

Paul Redmond is a web developer writing highly available applications powered by PHP, JavaScript, and RESTful Web Services.

In this Book

  • Installing Lumen
  • Hello Lumen
  • Creating the Book Application
  • Starting the Books API
  • Creating, Reading, Updating, and Deleting Books
  • Responding to Errors
  • Leveling Up Responses
  • Validation
  • Authors
  • The /authors API Resource
  • Book Bundles
  • Ratings