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REST APIs made easy with Symfony2

by Samuel Gordalina

Published May 17, 2013 in Programming

Samuel Gordalina

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REST is an architecture style for designing networked applications which has gained much traction lately, mainly due to its simplicity and for only requiring HTTP as the communication protocol.

This talk will leverage the extensibility and configurability of Symfony2 to easily create a reusable and testable REST API in minutes. Watch as we cover some real world examples and fill the gap where the abstraction layer falls short in providing the implementation for specific requirements.

We will dive into how data can be serialized & deserialized with little effort as possible whilst supporting different formats, namely JSON & XML. Authentication and Authorization will be visited in order to exemplify the security aspects of a real world API.

Sam will talk about how to document the API without effort and have that documentation generated automatically for end user consumption. Also we will fiddle with a web sandbox for instant access to the API.

Overall, Sam will talk about the different components that are necessary to build an API with ease.

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