Build a RESTful PHP 8 API from Zero

person icon Pierre Henry Soria

Build a RESTful PHP 8 API from Zero

From scratch, learn to build from a scalable PHP backend API based on a clean and powerful N-Tier architecture

updated on icon Updated on Dec, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Pierre Henry Soria

architecture icon PHP Programming,REST API,PHP & MySQL,Web Development,RESTful API

Lectures -63

Resources -2

Duration -17 hours


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Course Description

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, and the PHP 8.1 "enumerations").

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!


What will you learn in this course:

  • Develop a cutting-edge and robust RESTful PHP API with a focus on performance and scalability.
  • Acquire the expertise to build a professional-grade PHP API application from the ground up, ensuring a well-structured and maintainable codebase.

  • Understand the significance of REST APIs in modern web development and grasp their core concepts for effective implementation.

  • Master the integration of databases and utilize ORM techniques in PHP to enhance data management and interaction.

  • Gain proficiency in utilizing PHP dependency managers to streamline project dependencies and ensure efficient code maintenance.

  • Employ a wide array of packages and tools to expedite software development, improving productivity without compromising code quality.

  • Explore the hidden intricacies of crafting a top-notch PHP API, including advanced best practices that optimize performance and maintainability.

  • Design and implement PHP APIs with a focus on endpoints, HTTP methods, and data validation, adhering to industry best practices.

  • Implement comprehensive error handling and robust security measures to fortify the PHP API against potential threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in PHP, such as match, enum, and arrow functions, essential for any advanced PHP engineer.

  • Skillfully rewrite API URLs to create friendly, readable names, leveraging Apache 2.4 to enhance user experience and SEO performance.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Good understanding of PHP.

  • A code editor/IDE such as PHPStorm, VS Code, Sublime, or TextMate.

Build a RESTful PHP 8 API from Zero


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

3 Lectures
  • play icon PHP API from scratch 01:21 01:21
  • play icon Is PHP good to learn in 2023? 03:56 03:56
  • play icon JWT Token with RESTFul API 05:13 05:13
Building the backend API
24 Lectures
Local Apache Server
1 Lectures
Avances concerts for the backend API
24 Lectures
Unit Testing with PHP
4 Lectures
What about the client? Frontend
3 Lectures
Source Code / GitHub Repositories
1 Lectures
3 Lectures

Instructor Details

Pierre Henry Soria

Pierre Henry Soria

Passionate Senior Software Engineer

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 :-)

Happy Coding!

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