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Use Postman to Test Your PHP REST API, Part 2 - #28


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Published: August 17, 2020


Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
27:35 minutes

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Last week we started creating a real REST API using PHP. This week, I am going to create the CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations for the API. Instead of creating an admin, we will be using Postman to manage our API and test the functionality and responses.

Postman is a free application you can download and test APIs quickly and efficiently. You can install it on your computer and run your local as well as public APIs to see results and access.

Using Postman, we will test the operations of the API to ensure they work before we build out the front end code.

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/

Postman: https://www.postman.com/

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