Sometimes it takes a little human intervention to make semantic applications easier to build. The Guardian newspaper has augmented its Open Platform API with unique identifiers for bands and books. In turn, the company has simplified the process of creating a mashup that uses multiple sources to focus on a single work, which may help its content spread farther.
Xillio has been providing content migration and integration services since 2004. Now, the company has announced an API that aims to serve developers as the unified interface between content repositories and apps. Instead of learning each repository's API, the Xillio API provides the connection.
In this how-to, we explore RESTful API implementation using Laravel, an object-oriented MVC framework for PHP that is becoming one of the language's most popular frameworks. We'll explain why to choose Laravel and describe how to get started using the framework for building applications.