This video walks through the first stage of our project: getting simple data out of the database, no authorization, simple error handling, simple logging.
- [Instructor] Hello and welcome…to Routing and Middleware Basics.…In this section, we're going to look…at our first project requirements…and start sketching out the API…that will let us accomplish something useful.…Notice that I don't say,…"Let us create, read, update, and delete database objects."…While those things might be useful,…throughout this course…we're not just building CRUD over HTTP,…but something useful and valuable…to our end users or customers.…It's a subtle distinction,…that'll be more important as we get deeper…into building our API.…
So let's talk about the current phase…of our project in more detail.…Earlier, I said we are taking…a simple, Twitter-like service called Chatter,…and augmenting it with an API.…For this phase, we'll start…with the thinnest, simplest layer…that will do something useful.…In this case, we'll set up our framework…and configure a single route to retrieve messages.…Each message will have a body, a sender,…which is a user who created it,…and a datetime.…We're not even going to worry about…
This course begins with a simple application specification and builds it one step at a time. Each chapter includes a key concept, with examples from other public APIs, and then shows how to build it yourself with Slim. Learn about URL routing, validating input, and generating response codes and hypermedia payloads. Like any project, the first implementation may be a little messy but don't worry. The last chapter covers refactoring and what it takes to scale and support the API going forward.
- Understanding the project goals
- Setting up the database
- Adding authentication in Slim
- Using cross-framework and authentication middleware
- Creating a read-write API in Slim
- Uploading files via the API
- Adding file security
- Creating payloads and response codes in Slim
- Scaling your API
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1. Project Explanation and Goals
2. Authentication Options and Tradeoffs
Cross framework middleware1m 32s
3. Create a Read-Write API
4. File Uploads via API
5. Scale Your API
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