A RESTful micro framework for PHP

dev-master 2018-02-20 22:27 UTC


Micro PHP Framework for creating RESTful API


Development status:

  • Under active development
  • Not ready to be used in production
  • A side project
  • Working on the documentations, automatic RESTful API testing

ZincPHP is a lightweight and dependency free PHP framework specially created for REST-ful architecture.

The mission of ZincPHP is to be a simple, reliable, minimal and fast micro-framework. ZincPHP has everything you will need to make a complete REST-ful API backend server.

Completely New Concept

ZincPHP introduces block, which is a combination of Route, Controller and Model!

Assuming that we are going to create a new block for blog posts CRUD, so we will create a block for blog using the ZincCLI command,

php zinc make:block blog --all

By running the above command, Zinc CLI will create a directory called blog inside the blocks directory and as we have passed the --all argument parameter with the command it will add individual files for general requests.


-- blog/
-- -- get.blog.php     // Receives GET requests
-- -- post.blog.php    // Receives POST requests
-- -- put.blog.php     // Receives PUT requests
-- -- delete.blog.php  // Receives DELETE requests

Now the route path(API endpoint) for this block would be:


Here is how the block will response to each requests:

  • A GET request to /api/blog/ will redirect to the /blocks/blog/get.blog.php file.
  • A POST request to /api/blog/ will redirect to the /blocks/blog/post.blog.php file.
  • A PUT request to /api/blog/ will redirect to the /blocks/blog/put.blog.php file.
  • A DELETE request to /api/blog/ will redirect to the /blocks/blog/delete.blog.php file.

If we want a custom API for example we want to highlight the API version in the path, we can achive this by creating the block with the expected version no. like this:

php zinc make:block v1/blog --all

This would create the block file inside the /blocks/v1/blog/ and the API endpoint would be /api/v1/blog/

Default included features are

  • Command line interface for managing the framework
  • ZincPHP Block to handle business logic of the app
  • Database Migration
  • Database Seeder
  • An awesome validator
  • Helper Functions
  • Built-in JWT Auth
  • Dynamic routing
  • Database Query Builder
  • CORS Management
  • Configurable
  • Extendable

Development Status

ZincPHP is still in development, maintained and developed by @rakibtg

To use the development version of ZincPHP, please clone the repo and we would love to have your pull requests. ❤️