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Lumen Programming Guide

Writing PHP Microservices, REST and Web Service APIs

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  • © 2016

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  • A first to market book on the Lumen micro-framework, part of the Laravel PHP framework family
  • Deals with growing, popular microservices as well as REST and web services
  • Includes test driven development
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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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phoenix, USA

    Paul Redmond

About the author

Paul Redmond is a web developer writing highly available applications powered by PHP, JavaScript, and RESTful Web Services.

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