Lumen Programming Guide
Writing PHP Microservices, REST and Web Service APIs
ISBN: 978-1484221860, 1484221869
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.