Create a API for your PHP project in minutes

v0.1.0 2017-03-21 03:44 UTC


Create a API for your PHP project in minutes. Simple add an annotation to yours methods and "voilá": it's done.


 * @Api("my/route")
 * No @HttpMethod annotation, accepts all HTTP kinds of request methods
public function myRoute() {
    // code

 * @Api("route/with/$var")
 * @HttpMethod("PUT") // will accept only PUT requests
public function routeWith($var) {
    // code

 * @Api("another/$id/maybe/$var")
 * @HttpMethod("GET,POST") // will accept only GET and POST requests
public function routeAnother($id, $var) {
    // code

As you can see, it uses a Symfony-like router to find the right code to execute. Moreover, it suports the use of patterns so some parts of request can be variables!

Just add a$ inside @Api value to make it act as a method parameter.


This library can be found on Packagist. We endorse that everything will work fine if you install this through composer.

Add in your composer.json:

    "require": {
        "ifroariquemes": "dev-master"

or in your bash

$ composer require ifroariquemes/php-api

From any point, make available the following code to start:

require './vendor/autoload.php';
\PhpApi\PhpApi::start('src'); // your source code directory

If this script is available at (suposing you already have a router working previously) then the API router will understand things starting there:

If you are not using a router, but created a new directory to keep our code, remember to enable mod_rewrite and have a file like this its root to get things done:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [L]
<Files "keys.json">
Order Allow,Deny
Deny from all

This lib also uses a token system. You can activate it by creating a file named keys.json at API/project root folder:

    "SystemName": "token123456"

The client will use this token to communicate with the API by adding its value to the key X-API-KEY within the HTTP request header.

Docs & Contribution

You can also check the docs/ for futher information about the classes and stuff. All codes are well commented so fell free to go deep and help us get this even better.