Create your own REST API in Laravel. Supports JSON, JSONP, and XML output.

v1.0.2 2014-07-01 04:20 UTC

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Last update: 2023-03-27 19:23:15 UTC


A base controller for laravel that handles formatting.



composer require "kohenkatz/laravel-restful"

Once you've grabbed the code, you'll need to add the RoutingServiceProvider to the list of providers in app/config/app.php as follows

'providers' => array(


The concept uses the same principles as laravel's resource routing. Your controller should extend the one in this package. Each action should return an array which will automatically be formatted.

Add the route to app/routes.php:

Route::resource('posts', 'PostsController');

Then add the controller as follows

use Kohenkatz\Restful\RestfulController;

class PostController extends RestfulController {
    public function index() {
        return array(
                'id' => 1,
                'title' => 'Released a RESTful controller',


  1. Split the controller down so that the encoding happens elsewhere to allow for easier extending
  2. Add other encoders (php array, csv etc)
  3. Add more documentation
  4. Investigate if traits would be better suited for parts