Silex is a brand new PHP 5.3 micro framework built on top of the Symfony2 de decoupled components. In this session, we will discover how to build and deploy powerful REST web services with such a micro framework and its embedded tools.
The first part of this talk will introduce the basics of the REST architecture. We fill focus on the main concepts of REST like HTTP methods, URIs and open formats like XML and JSON.
Then, we will discover how to deploy REST services using most of interesting Silex tools like database abstraction layer, template engine and input validation. We will also look at unit and functional testing frameworks with PHPUnit and HTTP caching with Edge Side Includes and Varnish support to improve performances.