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Build great API’s faster, with PHP and laravel 5.6

What is Apiato

Apiato is a framework for building scalable and testable API-Centric Applications with PHP.

It is designed to help you build scalable API’s faster, by providing tools and functionalities that facilitates the development of any API-Centric App.

Apiato uses the best frameworks, tools and conventions in a very creative way, to deliver a rich set of features for a modern PHP Application.

Why!? Because setting up a solid API from scratch is time consuming (and of course, time is money!). Apiato gives you the core features of robust API’s fully documented, for free; so you can focus on writing your business logic, thus deliver faster to your clients.

Why API-Centric Apps

Today we’re living in a digital era, where almost everything is connected to the Internet.

Building cross-devices applications is becoming a must. And to do it, you need APIs (Application Programing Interfaces).

Web developers are used to serve HTML pages directly from the Backend. However, this traditional method has many disadvantages nowadays.

API’s can serve anything and everything (Mobile Apps, Web Apps, Smart TVs, Smart Watches,…). As well as, it can be exposed to the world allowing developers to interact with your Application and help growing your business.

API-Centric Apps allows Frontend (Web + Mobile) and Backend developers to work on their codes in parallel. After the Frontend Apps are ready they get attached to the Backend (API-Centric) code to start functioning. This leads to zero decoupling between the Frontend and the Backend code and also removes the dependencies. The API documentation acts as the contract between both sides during the development life cycle of all the Apps.


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Software Architecture

Apiato is built using the new architectural pattern Porto.

Porto SAP is a modern Software Architectural Pattern, designed to help developers organize their Code in a super maintainable way. It is very helpful for big and long term projects, as they tend to have higher complexity with time.

It’s completely optional to build your application using the Porto architecture. Alternatively, you can build it using the MVC architecture, and still benefit from all the features of Apiato.

How to read the docs

The documentation has 4 sections:


The key words “MUST”, “MUST NOT”, “REQUIRED”, “SHALL”, “SHALL NOT”, “SHOULD”, “SHOULD NOT”, “RECOMMENDED”, “MAY”, and “OPTIONAL” in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Getting started

Install and have fun installation guide :)

LTS (Long-Term Support) release is available. And offers support for 12 months, after the release date.

The current LTS version is 7.2 (Release date 2017-11-11). It offers bug fixes (for 12 months) and security updates (for 12 months). And does not get any new features.


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