PHP Web Services, 2nd Edition
APIs for the Modern Web
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2016
Pages: 180

Whether you’re sharing data between two internal systems or building an API so that users can access their data, this practical guide has everything you need to build APIs with PHP. Author Lorna Jane Mitchell provides lots of hands-on code samples, real-world examples, and advice based on her extensive experience to guide you through the process—from the underlying theory to methods for making your service robust.

You’ll learn how to use this language to work with JSON, XML, and other web service technologies. This updated second edition includes new tools and features that reflect PHP updates and changes on the Web.

  • Explore HTTP, from the request/response cycle to its verbs, headers, and cookies
  • Work with and publish webhooks—user-defined HTTP callbacks
  • Determine whether JSON or XML is the best data format for your application
  • Get advice for working with RPC, SOAP, and RESTful services
  • Use several tools and techniques for debugging HTTP web services
  • Choose the service that works best for your application, and learn how to make it robust
  • Document your API—and learn how to design it to handle errors
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Very practical!

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    Comments about oreilly PHP Web Services, 2nd Edition:

    The author goes step-by-step. You can get the big picture in small packages.
    Though some examples could have been more appropriate, the whole book is really useful, even when not building an API just developing a RESTful web application. If you have read PHP Master by Sitepoint from this author, don't worry, this is a relief compared to that.

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    5.0

    El libro que el desarrollador senior necesita

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      Comments about oreilly PHP Web Services, 2nd Edition:

      El libro nos ayuda a extender la funcionalidad del portal.

      Con el lenguaje sencillo nos muestra como implementar Web Services.

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      5.0

      Very Useful Book on PHP Web Services

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        Comments about oreilly PHP Web Services, 2nd Edition:

        I actually needed it for a quick introduction to using SOAP, and found it very helpful. But there is also a lot more there which is of interest if you want to know about PHP web services. I found the book thorough, knowledgeable and well written.

        It is written for people who are well versed in PHP.

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        Good review of Web Services

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          Comments about oreilly PHP Web Services, 2nd Edition:

          Using PHP to illustrate and explain current web services clarifies some of the nuances of topics such as http and soap.

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