Build from Scratch a Modern REST API with PHP 8
What you'll learn
- Build a robust and professional-grade RESTful PHP API
- Be able to create a solid PHP API application from scratch
- Concepts of REST APIs and why they are essential in modern web development
- Database integration and ORM (Object Relational Mapping)
- Professionally handling project dependencies in PHP using a package manager
- Use various packages to speed up the software development time
- Best practices while creating an API with PHP (the hidden parts)
- Best practices behind designing and implementing an API with PHP, including endpoints, HTTP methods and data validation
- API error handling and security measures
- Learn the essential newest features any advanced PHP engineers must use such as `match`, `enum`, arrow functions
- Rewrite API URLs to friendly readable names (with Apache 2.4)
- Some knowledge of PHP
- A code editor/IDE (PHPStorm, Visual Studio Code, Sublime, TextMate)
Are you eager to master the art of building professional and efficient REST APIs using the latest features of PHP 8? Look no further! This comprehensive Udemy course will equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to create robust n-tier RESTful APIs using PHP 8.2.
Whether you are a seasoned PHP developer or a beginner looking to dive into API development, this course is designed to cater to your needs. Through a hands-on approach, you'll learn step-by-step how to design, build, and secure a fully functional REST API from scratch.
Starting with the fundamentals, you'll gain a solid understanding of the REST architectural style and its principles. You'll explore the HTTP protocol and learn how to leverage its methods and status codes to create API endpoints that adhere to industry standards.
As you progress, you'll delve into the world of PHP 8, discovering its latest features and enhancements that make API development more streamlined and efficient. You'll learn how to set up your development environment, configure PHP for optimal performance, and harness the power of the PHP 8 syntax (such as the `match` expression, the PHP 8.1 `enums`, and so much more!).
Throughout the course, you'll work on real-world projects, allowing you to apply your knowledge to practical scenarios. You'll learn how to handle authentication and authorization, implement CRUD operations, handle error responses, and optimize your API for scalability and performance.
Moreover, you'll explore best practices and design patterns for building clean, maintainable, and testable code. You'll become familiar with popular PHP frameworks and libraries that simplify the API development process, such as Laravel, Lumen, and Slim.
In addition to these frameworks, you'll also utilize essential Composer packages like RedBean and DotEnv PHP. RedBean provides an easy-to-use ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) solution for database management, while DotEnv PHP allows you to manage environment variables effortlessly, enhancing the security and portability of your API.
By the end of this course, you'll have a solid foundation in creating RESTful APIs using PHP 8 and be ready to tackle complex API projects with confidence. Whether you're building APIs for mobile applications, web services, or IoT devices, this course will empower you to unleash the full potential of PHP 8 for API development.
Enrol the course now and embark on a journey to become a proficient REST API developer with PHP 8!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who needs to build a REST API from scratch with PHP
- Anyone seeking to build a real-world PHP API, from start to end
- Anyone wishing to level up their skills in building complex PHP API applications
- Anyone looking to work with PHP 8 for Web development
- Level up your skillset and confidence in PHP / OOP for building complex applications (e.g. APIs)
- Anyone looking to build an API from the very beginning to the end, including clean code, good practices and design patterns
I’m Pierre-Henry Soria. A super passionate and enthusiastic software engineer.
Entrepreneur and Web developer for 12 years. I just love it so much!
I've been freelancing for over 5 years and worked in various tech companies and startups around the world (such as the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia).
I'm always thirsty to learn and undertake new challenges and eager to share my knowledge with other passionate people, just like you :-)