We’re happy to announce the immediate availability of Apigility 1.1.1! This is our first maintenance release on the 1.1 series, and incorporates feedback received immediately following the 1.1.0 release. Among the important updates: Doctrine-Connected services now support the Doctrine Mongo Object Document Manager! Fixes to how packaging is triggered to ensure it works out-of-the-box. “Growl“-style notifications to let you know… Read more »
We’re pleased to announce the immediate release of Apigility 1.1.0! Pick up your copy here: https://apigility.org/download There are a ton of new features, but the most visible are: A brand new UI! We’ve rewritten the UI from scratch to get better performance, provide better responsiveness, and bring the most-required information to your fingertips. Doctrine-Connected REST service creation (if the zfcampus/zf-apigility-doctrine… Read more »
Over on his blog hounddog, Martin Shwalbe has written an excellent post on the topic of “Getting Started with REST and Zend Framework 2″. If you are new to Zend Framework 2, or new to REST, you will want to check this article out. Click on in, I’ll share the 411.
Imagine: You are working on a large system. It has a substantial and well established code-base, an elaborate ACL system and a lot of proprietary code. You have been asked to create a RESTful API to allow access to all the great features of your application. Unfortunately, this isn’t an imaginary situation for most people.
Joseph Crawford has a new post to his blog today with a look at his use of the Zend_Rest_Controller and Zend_Rest_Route components of the Zend Framework to create a simple REST service.
The Zend Framework 1.9 release added a new feature – Zend_Rest_Controller. Zend_Rest_Controller and Zend_Rest_Route classes go hand in hand. In the previous versions of the Zend Framework, we have had the Zend_Rest_Server component. We still have. Since Zend_Rest_Server provides an RPC like component violating the REST architectural constraint, it is likely to be deprecated in the future versions of the Zend Framework.
Learn how to create RESTful applications using the Zend Framework
On his blog Ian Selby wrote a tutorial that takes you from ground up in building a REST API using PHP. It explains what REST is, why you would consider it over SOAP, and then step by step takes you through constructing the code to make it all happen.
An excellent article has been posted on Federico Cargnelutti’s blog that steps the reader through the process of consuming a Web Service and building an application based upon it. In this example he builds a simple class that extends Zend_Rest_Client, that allows easy access to the Digg API.
Today’s special guest is Davey Shafik. Davey is a regular on PHP Abstract and I’ve receited his bio enough so that those of you who listen regularly can probably recite along with me. Davey is a full time developer with 10 years experience in PHP and related technologies. He is an author of both magazine articles as well as books and regularly speaks at PHP conferences. His latest book was just released, “The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 2nd Edition” which he co wrote with another PHP Abstract host, Matthew Weier O’Phinney. They had a lot of help from other PHP Lumminaries including Ligaya Turmelle of phpwomen.org. A link to this brand new book can be found in the show notes.
p. Paddy is back and blogging! He has had a stream of great posts since he came back online. Thursday he posted a great REST tutorial. Click on inside and I’ll give you the details.