v2.4.2 2015-10-29 10:11 UTC


!!! Project abandoned. See cloudcreativity/laravel-json-api for a great alternative.

JSON API helpers for Laravel 5

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Make it a breeze to create a compliant API with Laravel 5.

This library strives to be up to date with the latest JSON API updates—as the spec is still a work in progress. If you notice that something is missing, please contribute!


  1. Add echo-it/laravel-jsonapi to your composer.json dependency list (version 2.0.0 at the minimum for laravel 5 support)

  2. Run composer update.


  • PHP 5.4+
  • Laravel 5

Using laravel-jsonapi

This library is made with the concept of exposing models in mind, as found in the RESTful API approach.

In few steps you can expose your models:

  1. Create a route to direct the requests

    In this example, we use a generic route for all models and HTTP methods:

    Route::any('{model}/{id?}', 'ApiController@handleRequest');
  2. Create your controller to handle the request

    Your controller is responsible to handling input, instantiating a handler class and returning the response.

fulfillRequest(); } catch (ApiException $e) { return $e->response(); } return $res->toJsonResponse(); } // If a handler class does not exist for requested model, it is not considered to be exposed in the API return new ApiErrorResponse(404, 404, 'Entity not found'); } } ``` 3. **Create a handler for your model** A handler is responsible for exposing a single model. In this example we have create a handler which supports the following requests: * GET /users (ie. handleGet function) * GET /users/[id] (ie. handleGet function) * PUT /users/[id] (ie. handlePut function) Requests are automatically routed to appropriate handle functions. ```php handleGetDefault($request, new User); } /** * Handles PUT requests. * @param EchoIt\JsonApi\Request $request * @return EchoIt\JsonApi\Model|Illuminate\Support\Collection|EchoIt\JsonApi\Response */ public function handlePut(ApiRequest $request) { //you can use the default PUT functionality, or override with your own return $this->handlePutDefault($request, new User); } } ``` > **Note:** Extend your models from `EchoIt\JsonApi\Model` rather than `Eloquent` to get the proper response for linked resources. Current features ----- According to []( * [Resource Representations]( as resource objects * [Resource Relationships]( * Only through [Inclusion of Linked Resources]( * [Compound Documents]( * [Sorting]( * [Filtering]( * [Pagination] ( The features in the Handler class are each in their own function (eg. handlePaginationRequest, handleSortRequest, etc.), so you can easily override them with your own behaviour if desired. Wishlist ----- * Nested requests to fetch relations, e.g. /users/[id]/friends * [Resource URLs]( * Requests for multiple [individual resources](, e.g. `/users/1,2,3` * [Sparse Fieldsets]( * Some kind of caching mechanism