[TutsPlus] Build a REST API With Laravel
REST APIs are useful for all kinds of apps. They can be the back-end to a front-end web app, they can store data for a mobile app, or they can provide services to other apps or APIs. There are a lot of moving pieces to coding a RESTful API, but having the right tools can make it a lot easier. Laravel is one such tool—a great platform for building REST APIs.
In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Jeremy McPeak will teach you how to write a RESTful API using Laravel. Follow along as Jeremy codes a complete API that serves data on flights, airports, and airline customers. Along the way, you’ll learn how to define and seed a database, accept and validate input, and protect the API.
If you haven’t used Laravel before, why not check out our full course and learn Laravel 5: Get Started With Laravel 5. If you’ve mastered the fundamentals of Laravel, build on your experience with these courses:
- Build a CMS With Laravel
- Authentication With Laravel
- How It’s Made: Laravel Router
- How It Works: Laravel Middleware
- How It Works: Laravel Eloquent ORM
- Build Your First Laravel Site
- Get Started With Lumen
- Create a REST API With Lumen
Laravel is a PHP framework for modern web apps. Now on version 5, it’s a mature system that continues to win support due to its elegance and stability. Laravel ships with built-in support for database migrations, object-relational mapping, routing, and authentication, making it easier for developers to start and maintain their work.
Created by Jeremy McPeak
Last updated 12/2016