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Install Swagger UI Documentation for Your PHP RESTful API, Part 3 - #30

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Published: August 31, 2020

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Video Duration
24:01 minutes

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Now that we have looked at the custom PHP REST API, we need to create documentation. To do this, I will be using Swagger UI. In this tutorial, we go over how to install Swagger and Swagger PHP in order to dynamically populate your interactive documentation.

With Swagger, you can create documentation for your REST API that is detailed, useful and allows your developers to test in realtime.

Swagger UI is free and easy to get started with. So, let's install Swagger and start documenting our API.

0:00 Intro

02:39 Install Zircote PHP Swagger from GitHub

05:39 Add OpenAPI structure to Page Class

10:17 Create Documentation Folder and Add api.php

11:22 Change from YAML to JSON

13:56 Install Swagger from Github

20:21 Testing Our First Response

21:47 Upcoming: Using GET, POST, PUT, DELETE

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

WAMP v3.2.0:

Swagger UI:

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