A simple silex skeleton for rest api

v2.3.0 2016-10-11 12:51 UTC


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A simple silex skeleton application for writing RESTful API. Developed and maintained by Alessandro Arnodo.

This project wants to be a starting point to writing scalable and maintainable REST api with Silex PHP micro-framework

Continuous Integration is provided by Travis-CI.

How do I run it?

After download the last release, from the root folder of the project, run the following commands to install the php dependencies, import some data, and run a local php server.

You need at least php 5.5.9* with SQLite extension enabled and Composer

composer install 
sqlite3 app.db < resources/sql/schema.sql
php -S 0:9001 -t web/

You can install the project also as a composer project

    composer create-project vesparny/silex-simple-rest

Your api is now available at http://localhost:9001/api/v1.

Run tests

Some tests were written, and all CRUD operations are fully tested :)

From the root folder run the following command to run tests.


What you will get

The api will respond to

GET  ->   http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes
GET  ->   http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes/{id}
POST ->   http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes
PUT ->   http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes/{id}
DELETE -> http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes/{id}

Your request should have 'Content-Type: application/json' header. Your api is CORS compliant out of the box, so it's capable of cross-domain communication.

Try with curl:

#GET (collection)
curl http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -w "\n"

#GET (single item with id 1)
curl http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes/1 -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -w "\n"

#POST (insert)
curl -X POST http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes -d '{"note":"Hello World!"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -w "\n"

#PUT (update)
curl -X PUT http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes/1 -d '{"note":"Uhauuuuuuu!"}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -w "\n"

curl -X DELETE http://localhost:9001/api/v1/notes/1 -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -w "\n"

What's under the hood

Take a look at the source code, it's self explanatory :) More documentation and info about the code will be available soon.

Under the resources folder you can find a .htaccess file to put the api in production.


Fell free to contribute, fork, pull request, hack. Thanks!



see LICENSE file.