API Development with Laravel
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API Development with Laravel

comprehensive guide to creating powerful and scalable web APIs

About the Book

Welcome to "API Development with Laravel", your comprehensive guide to creating powerful and scalable web APIs using one of the most popular PHP frameworks. This book is designed to take you on a journey from the very basics of API development to mastering advanced features and best practices in Laravel.

APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) have become the backbone of modern web and mobile applications, enabling systems to communicate and share data seamlessly. Laravel, with its elegant syntax and robust features, offers an exceptional platform for building high-quality APIs efficiently.

Whether you are a beginner eager to dive into the world of Laravel and API development or an experienced developer looking to enhance your skills, this book has something for everyone. We start with the fundamentals, introducing you to API development concepts and why Laravel is the go-to framework for many developers. From setting up your development environment to understanding Laravel's MVC architecture, we lay down the groundwork for a solid understanding of the basics.

We cover essential topics such as authentication and authorization, advanced Eloquent and query building, API resources and serialization, testing, security best practices, documentation, versioning, and much more. By the end of this book, you will have the knowledge and confidence to build and deploy APIs.

About the Author

Adegoke Akintoye
Adegoke Akintoye

Goke is a techpreneur and a teacher. He lives in Ota, Ogun State Nigeria with his wonderful family.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Laravel Basics
  • Chapter 2: Building Your First API with Laravel
  • Chapter 3: Authentication and Authorization
  • Chapter 4: Advanced Eloquent and Query Building
  • Chapter 5: API Resources and Serialization
  • Chapter 6: Testing Laravel APIs
  • Chapter 7: API Security Best Practices
  • Chapter 8: API Documentation and Versioning
  • Chapter 9: Advanced Laravel API Features
  • Chapter 10: Deploying and Scaling Laravel APIs
  • Appendix

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