Skip to main content

Use PHP to Build Your Own REST API, Part 1 - #27


Like what you see, support the channel.

Published: August 10, 2020


Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
34:22 minutes

Become a Patreon to show support and get exclusive access to content: https://www.patreon.com/devdrawer

A few videos ago, I created a very simple API to use with the SammyJS app we were building. This week, we take that idea and build a REST API using PHP code. The new REST API will utilize PDO, controllers, and classes to build a reusable and scalable API.

The new REST API works better with our existing code base and can be expanded into a fully-functional CRUD application for your app backend. The newly created object-oriented JSON code helps deliver better responses and error cod

Let's get started an integrate a new API into our existing PHP code built to our specifications.

0:00 Intro

02:08 Adding a PDO Database Class

08:18 Creating REST API Structure

09:57 Creating Our Pages Class

12:10 Create Read and Single Functions

16:40 Creating Our API Pages

26:34 Testing Our First Response

24:05 Upcoming: CRUD REST API Functions with Postman

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43: https://code.visualstudio.com/

WAMP v3.2.0: http://www.wampserver.com/en/

Computer Hardware:

Windows 10 Pro: https://amzn.to/3q5TyZw (Amazon)

Samsung 500GB External SSD: https://amzn.to/2ViAAAF (Amazon)

Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe: https://amzn.to/36jDwDy (Amazon)

Rosewill Hive-750S R750W PSU: https://amzn.to/36jiDbs (Amazon)

Phanteks Eclipse Tempered Glass Case: https://amzn.to/39qou0B (Amazon)

MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen Motherboard: https://amzn.to/36hpAKm (Amazon)

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB: https://amzn.to/36hMyRm (Amazon)

LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor: https://amzn.to/2HSRxyI (Amazon)

Corsair 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 Memory: https://amzn.to/3mlmQkI (Amazon)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor: https://amzn.to/3qdQIBF (Amazon)

Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6" Laptop / Windows: https://amzn.to/3fKEz2w (Amazon)

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 15.6" Laptop / Linux: https://amzn.to/2Jnmn33 (Amazon)

Camera:

Fujifilm X-T3: https://amzn.to/3llKBb5 (Amazon)

Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4: https://amzn.to/3mfTkNb (Amazon)

Audio:

Audio Technica AT2020: https://amzn.to/2VgxU6K (Amazon)

Blue Snowball iCE: https://amzn.to/3lo1jGC (Amazon)

DISCLAIMERS:

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.