This video applies the concepts covered earlier in the course: updating our routing; simple payload handling, including JSON parsing; showing simple content negotiation (more middleware); using proper response codes.
- [Instructor] So far our API has been read only.…Let's change that.…By the way, at this point, it's worth noting…that all of the requests to the API have to use…a bearer token now.…In Postman, here's what that looks like.…So we still have the URL at the top, just like…we always have.…But down below on the Headers tab, we've added one…that says Authorization.…And then just to the right, we can see that it says…Bearer, and then has an ID.…That ID is actually the API key from the database…for a particular user.…You can grab any one you want.…
Now because we have to use this authorization header…from now on, we won't be using the browser for…any further requests.…We'll do almost all of it in Postman.…Now let's get back to the code.…As noted in the earlier portions, we know that our route…will be post messages to create a new message.…But is that enough?…Let's find out.…So we can start by copy-and-pasting our get route.…Let's go ahead and get rid of everything inside of it…just in case,…and we'll change this to a post.…
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
Skill Level Beginner
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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
Next steps1m 46s
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