PHP Web Services

APIs for the Modern Web

Author: Lorna Jane Mitchell

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491933046

Category: Computers

Page: 180

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Whether you’re sharing data between two internal systems or building an API so that users can access their data, this practical guide has everything you need to build APIs with PHP. Author Lorna Jane Mitchell provides lots of hands-on code samples, real-world examples, and advice based on her extensive experience to guide you through the process—from the underlying theory to methods for making your service robust. You’ll learn how to use this language to work with JSON, XML, and other web service technologies. This updated second edition includes new tools and features that reflect PHP updates and changes on the Web. Explore HTTP, from the request/response cycle to its verbs, headers, and cookies Work with and publish webhooks—user-defined HTTP callbacks Determine whether JSON or XML is the best data format for your application Get advice for working with RPC, SOAP, and RESTful services Use several tools and techniques for debugging HTTP web services Choose the service that works best for your application, and learn how to make it robust Document your API—and learn how to design it to handle errors
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Programming PHP

Author: Kevin Tatroe,Peter MacIntyre,Rasmus Lerdorf

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449365841

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 540

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This updated edition teaches everything you need to know to create effective web applications with the latest features in PHP 5.x. You’ll start with the big picture and then dive into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. If you have a working knowledge of HTML, the authors’ many style tips and practical programming advice will help you become a top-notch PHP programmer. Get an overview of what’s possible with PHP programs Learn language fundamentals, including data types, variables, operators, and flow control statements Understand functions, strings, arrays, and objects Apply common web application techniques, such as form processing, data validation, session tracking, and cookies Interact with relational databases like MySQL or NoSQL databases such as MongoDB Generate dynamic images, create PDF files, and parse XML files Learn secure scripts, error handling, performance tuning, and other advanced topics Get a quick reference to PHP core functions and standard extensions
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Building RESTful Web Services with PHP 7

Author: Haafiz Waheed-ud-din Ahmad

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178728364X

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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Learn how to build RESTful API and web services in PHP 7 About This Book Leverage the Lumen framework to build RESTful API endpoints for your applications Understand how to increase efficiency and security of your web service. Learn to apply the concepts by implementing the examples covered in the book Who This Book Is For This book is for PHP developers who wish to learn about the REST architecture to be able to build and consume REST APIs in their applications. What You Will Learn Understand the REST API architecture and its benefits Write RESTful API web services in PHP 7 Address security-elated issues in a REST API Leverage the importance of automated testing and write tests for API endpoints Identify security flaws in our current API endpoints and tackle them effectively Observe the working of Lumen microframeworks and write RESTful web services in it In Detail 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. Style and approach This book will get you started with REST architecture and will also teach you different methods to build web services from scratch.
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Laravel: Up and Running

A Framework for Building Modern PHP Apps

Author: Matt Stauffer

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491936061

Category: Computers

Page: 454

View: 1286

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What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks? Speed and simplicity, for starters. This rapid application development framework and its vast ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new sites and applications with clean, readable code. With this practical guide, Matt Stauffer—a leading teacher and developer in the Laravel community—provides the definitive introduction to one of today’s most popular web frameworks. The book’s high-level overview and concrete examples will help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away. By the time you reach the last page, you should feel comfortable writing an entire application in Laravel from scratch. Dive into several features of this framework, including: Blade, Laravel’s powerful, custom templating tool Tools for gathering, validating, normalizing, and filtering user-provided data Laravel’s Eloquent ORM for working with the application’s databases The Illuminate request object, and its role in the application lifecycle PHPUnit, Mockery, and PHPSpec for testing your PHP code Laravel’s tools for writing JSON and RESTful APIs Interfaces for file system access, sessions, cookies, caches, and search Tools for implementing queues, jobs, events, and WebSocket event publishing Laravel’s specialty packages: Scout, Passport, Cashier, Echo, Elixir, Valet, and Socialite
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Beginning API Development with Node.js

Build highly scalable, developer-friendly APIs for the modern web with JavaScript and Node.js

Author: Anthony Nandaa

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789534178

Category: Computers

Page: 100

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Learn everything you need to get up and running with cutting-edge API development using JavaScript and Node.js; ideal for data-intensive real-time applications that run across multiple platforms. Key Features Build web APIs from start to finish using JavaScript across the development stack Explore advanced concepts such as authentication with JWT, and running tests against your APIs Implement over 20 practical activities and exercises across 9 topics to reinforce your learning Book Description Using the same framework to build both server and client-side applications saves you time and money. This book teaches you how you can use JavaScript and Node.js to build highly scalable APIs that work well with lightweight cross-platform client applications. It begins with the basics of Node.js in the context of backend development, and quickly leads you through the creation of an example client that pairs up with a fully authenticated API implementation. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills and exposure required to get hands-on with your own API development project. What you will learn Understand how Node.js works, its trends, and where it is being used now Learn about application modularization and built-in Node.js modules Use the npm third-party module registry to extend your application Gain an understanding of asynchronous programming with Node.js Develop scalable and high-performing APIs using hapi.js and Knex.js Write unit tests for your APIs to ensure reliability and maintainability Who this book is for This book is ideal for developers who already understand JavaScript and are looking for a quick no-frills introduction to API development with Node.js. Though prior experience with other server-side technologies such as Python, PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby will help, it’s not essential to have a background in backend development before getting started.
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Lumen Programming Guide

Writing PHP Microservices, REST and Web Service APIs

Author: Paul Redmond

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484221877

Category: Computers

Page: 247

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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.
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Pro PHP

Patterns, Frameworks, Testing and More

Author: Kevin McArthur

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430202793

Category: Computers

Page: 349

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Pro PHP presents experienced developers with a thorough guide to the language's key advanced features, focusing on both recent and emerging features and development trends. Advanced object-oriented features, documentation, debugging, software patterns, and the Standard PHP Library are just a few of the topics covered in extensive detail. Author and noted PHP expert Kevin McArthur also examines emerging practices and trends such as the MVC architecture as applied to PHP, with special emphasis placed upon the increasingly popular Zend Framework. The book also covers JSON, the SOAP extension, and advanced web services topics.
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Learning PHP

A Gentle Introduction to the Web's Most Popular Language

Author: David Sklar

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491933534

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 635

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If you want to get started with PHP, this book is essential. Author David Sklar (PHP Cookbook) guides you through aspects of the language you need to build dynamic server-side websites. By exploring features of PHP 5.x and the exciting enhancements in the latest release, PHP 7, you’ll learn how to work with web servers, browsers, databases, and web services. End-of-chapter exercises help you make the lessons stick. Whether you’re a hobbyist looking to build dynamic websites, a frontend developer ready to add server-side programs, or an experienced programmer who wants to get up to speed with this language, this gentle introduction also covers aspects of modern PHP, such as internationalization, using PHP from the command line, and package management. Learn how PHP interacts with browsers and servers Understand data types, variables, logic, looping, and other language basics Explore how to use arrays, functions, and objects Build and validate web forms Work with databases and session management Access APIs to interact with web services and other websites Jumpstart your project with popular PHP web application frameworks
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Modern PHP

New Features and Good Practices

Author: Josh Lockhart

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491905182

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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PHP is experiencing a renaissance, though it may be difficult to tell with all of the outdated PHP tutorials online. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how PHP has become a full-featured, mature language with object-orientation, namespaces, and a growing collection of reusable component libraries. Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book. Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closures Discover how to find, use, and create PHP components Follow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and more Learn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applications Explore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHP Build a local development environment that closely matches your production server
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Laravel: Up & Running

A Framework for Building Modern PHP Apps

Author: Matt Stauffer

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 1492041181

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 9687

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What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks? Speed and simplicity, for starters. This rapid application development framework and its vast ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new sites and applications with clean, readable code. Fully updated to cover Laravel 5.8, the latest release, the second edition of this practical guide provides the definitive introduction to one of today’s most popular web frameworks. Matt Stauffer—a leading teacher and developer in the Laravel community—delivers a high-level overview and concrete examples to help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away. By the time you reach the last page, you should feel comfortable writing an entire application in Laravel from scratch.
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