PHP Web Services

Author: Lorna Jane Mitchell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491933046
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

PHP Web Services

Author: Lorna Jane Mitchell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491933062
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

PHP Web Services

Author: Lorna Jane Mitchell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449356540
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you’re sharing data between two internal systems or building an API so users can access their data, this practical book provides everything you need to build web service APIs with PHP. Author Lorna Jane Mitchell uses 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. PHP is ideally suited for both consuming and creating web services. You’ll learn how to use this language with JSON, XML, and other web service technologies. Explore HTTP, from the request/response cycle to its verbs, headers, and cookies Determine whether JSON or XML is the best data format for your application Get practical advice for working with RPC, SOAP, and RESTful services Use a variety of tools and techniques for debugging HTTP web services Choose the service that works best for your application, and learn how to make it robust Learn how to document your API—and how to design it to handle errors

RESTful PHP Web Services

Author: Samisa Abeysinghe
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1847195539
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn the basic architectural concepts and step through examples of consuming and creating RESTful web services in PHP.

Building RESTful Web Services with PHP 7

Author: Haafiz Waheed-ud-din Ahmad
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178728364X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Lumen Programming Guide

Author: Paul Redmond
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484221877
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Professional Web APIs with PHP

Author: Paul Reinheimer
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 0470087250
Format: PDF
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Offers hands-on tips and numerous code examples that show Web developers how to leverage content and feeds from today's top Web sites-including Google, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, Yahoo!, and FedEx Introduces APIs (Application Program Interfaces) in general and uses real-world examples that show how to produce and document them Explains how to use the popular scripting language PHP to create APIs that interact with unrelated applications over the Web Examples take readers through each stage of the API process, from basic test implementations to integration with existing sites

RESTful Web Services

Author: Leonard Richardson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596554605
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Every developer working with the Web needs to read this book." -- David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Rails framework "RESTful Web Services finally provides a practical roadmap for constructing services that embrace the Web, instead of trying to route around it." -- Adam Trachtenberg, PHP author and EBay Web Services Evangelist You've built web sites that can be used by humans. But can you also build web sites that are usable by machines? That's where the future lies, and that's what RESTful Web Services shows you how to do. The World Wide Web is the most popular distributed application in history, and Web services and mashups have turned it into a powerful distributed computing platform. But today's web service technologies have lost sight of the simplicity that made the Web successful. They don't work like the Web, and they're missing out on its advantages. This book puts the "Web" back into web services. It shows how you can connect to the programmable web with the technologies you already use every day. The key is REST, the architectural style that drives the Web. This book: Emphasizes the power of basic Web technologies -- the HTTP application protocol, the URI naming standard, and the XML markup language Introduces the Resource-Oriented Architecture (ROA), a common-sense set of rules for designing RESTful web services Shows how a RESTful design is simpler, more versatile, and more scalable than a design based on Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) Includes real-world examples of RESTful web services, like Amazon's Simple Storage Service and the Atom Publishing Protocol Discusses web service clients for popular programming languages Shows how to implement RESTful services in three popular frameworks -- Ruby on Rails, Restlet (for Java), and Django (for Python) Focuses on practical issues: how to design and implement RESTful web services and clients This is the first book that applies the REST design philosophy to real web services. It sets down the best practices you need to make your design a success, and the techniques you need to turn your design into working code. You can harness the power of the Web for programmable applications: you just have to work with the Web instead of against it. This book shows you how.

Web Service APIs and Libraries

Author: Jason Paul Michel
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891182X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book shows how to enhance an institution's presence on the Web with tools that integrate a variety of handy, popular programs. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are software tools that help different programs work together, and Michel shows readers how to integrate them into existing library websites as well as use them to launch new kinds of services. Offering step-by-step guidance, this book Uses real-world examples to show how APIs can be used to promote library materials and events, visualize data, educate patrons, and mobilize library services Demonstrates how to create and manage widgets for photo galleries, instant reporting on computer/printer availability, featured book titles and book reviews from library users, tracking usage data, and many other library functions Includes instructions for working with popular tools such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Google Charts, OCLC, WordPress, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and the Hathi Trust Provides plentiful screenshots, snippets of HTML code, and easy-to-follow samples to ensure that even novices will feel comfortable integrating APIs into their marketing plans Focusing on widely adopted tools that all have immediate, useful applications, this practical book will help extend any library’s reach.

RESTful Web APIs

Author: Leonard Richardson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449359736
Format: PDF, Docs
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The popularity of REST in recent years has led to tremendous growth in almost-RESTful APIs that don’t include many of the architecture’s benefits. With this practical guide, you’ll learn what it takes to design usable REST APIs that evolve over time. By focusing on solutions that cross a variety of domains, this book shows you how to create powerful and secure applications, using the tools designed for the world’s most successful distributed computing system: the World Wide Web. You’ll explore the concepts behind REST, learn different strategies for creating hypermedia-based APIs, and then put everything together with a step-by-step guide to designing a RESTful Web API. Examine API design strategies, including the collection pattern and pure hypermedia Understand how hypermedia ties representations together into a coherent API Discover how XMDP and ALPS profile formats can help you meet the Web API "semantic challenge" Learn close to two-dozen standardized hypermedia data formats Apply best practices for using HTTP in API implementations Create Web APIs with the JSON-LD standard and other the Linked Data approaches Understand the CoAP protocol for using REST in embedded systems