Slim is a lightweight micro framework that developers can use to build web applications and RESTful APIs in PHP. Features include a router, a resource locator and DI container, template rendering with custom views and more.
Still in a somewhat embryonic phase of its life (relatively speaking), Node.js already has the support of dozens of third party frameworks. InfoWorld.com identifies 13 of the more prominent ones that simplify the development of complex websites, data-driven Web apps, real-time applications, or APIs.
Late last year, ProgrammableWeb reported that Zend, the PHP company, launched a new open source project named Apigility. This project makes it possible to quickly and easily create high-quality APIs that reflect industry best practices and standards. Zend has now announced a new version of Apigility which includes new features and improvements allowing users to create APIs with RPC and REST services, authentication, documentation, and much more.
Having a Web API is an essential part of doing business online today. API frameworks can help you deploy your API faster. This article takes a look at seven RESTful API frameworks that you will need to consider to make your PHP application serve a Web API. Learn their essential differences.