RESTful Web Services with PHP and Laravel

by Max Schwarzmueller

In today's web application environment, RESTful services play a very important role. This course teaches you how to create such services with one of the most popular PHP frameworks: Laravel.

What you'll learn

With all kinds of applications and devices connecting to web services, traditional server-side rendered web pages are losing ground. Today, RESTful web services play an invaluable role and being able to develop such services poses a great advantage.

In this course, RESTful Web Services with PHP and Laravel, you'll learn which principles RESTful services should follow and how to use the many helpers and tools Laravel offers to create such a service.

Besides learning the steps required to set up API endpoints, handle requests and store data, you'll also understand how to incorporate authentication to secure your service.

At the time you've finished this course, you'll understand how to structure a RESTful service and implement it using Laravel. This will help you to gain a strong position in an environment where skills needed for developing web services are more important than ever before.

Table of contents

Course Overview
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Course FAQ

What is Laravel?

Laravel is one of the most popular open-source PHP web frameworks for MVC web application development, intended to make the development process easier without sacrificing application functionality.

What are some benefits of Laravel?

Laravel supports MVC Architecture and guarantees clarity between logic and presentation. It also helps authentication, routing, sessions, and caching become easier and more painless.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to create RESTful web services with PHP and Laravel.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn:

  • What RESTful services are
  • How to set up Laravel
  • How to design and structure a RESTful service
  • How to create routes in Laravel
  • Laravel request & response flow
  • CRUD operations
  • Authentication approaches
  • And much more
What prerequisites do I need?

Before starting this course you should know some of the basics of Laravel and the core ideas behind the RESTful service.

Is Laravel free?

Yes! Laravel is completely free and open-source.

About the author

Max is a freelance web developer and professional online instructor. Starting developing in various languages at the age of 13, Max couldn’t stop diving deeper and deeper into development and finishing various projects. That has not always been his main job, though. Before switching to full time web development, he had a look into another industry: He studied Business Administration and worked in major consultancies as well as a bank before making his passion his main job. If not coding, Max enj... more

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