Simple PHP Library for RESTful APIs

dev-master 2015-03-17 00:32 UTC


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WellRESTed is a micro-framework for creating RESTful APIs in PHP. It provides a lightweight yet powerful routing system and classes to make working with HTTP requests and responses clean and easy.


  • PHP 5.3
  • PHP cURL for making requests with the Client class (Optional)


Add an entry for "pjdietz/wellrested" to your composer.json file's require property. If you are not already using Composer, create a file in your project called "composer.json" with the following content:

    "require": {
        "pjdietz/wellrested": "~2.3"

Use Composer to download and install WellRESTed. Run these commands from the directory containing the composer.json file.

$ curl -s https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
$ php composer.phar install

You can now use WellRESTed by including the vendor/autoload.php file generated by Composer.


WellRESTed's primary goal is to facilitate mapping of URIs to classes that will provide or accept representations. To do this, create a Router instance and load it up with some routes.

use pjdietz\WellRESTed\Response;
use pjdietz\WellRESTed\Router;

require_once "vendor/autoload.php";

// Create a new router.
$router = new Router();

// Populate the router with routes.
    ["/", "\\MyApi\\RootHandler"],
    ["/cats/", "\\MyApi\\CatHandler"],
    ["/dogs/*", "\\MyApi\\DogHandler"],
    ["/guinea-pigs/{id}", "\\MyApi\\GuineaPigHandler"],
    ["~/hamsters/([0-9]+)~", "\\MyApi\\HamsterHandler"]

// Output a response based on the request sent to the server.


See the documentation to get started.

Copyright and License

Copyright © 2015 by PJ Dietz Licensed under the MIT license