API Platform 1.0 released! Version 2.0 announced.

Spread the word: after months of development the first stable version of the API Platform framework has finally been released!

API Platform is a next-generation PHP web framework designed to create API-first projects easily but without compromise in the field of extensibility and flexibility:

  • Use our awesome code generator to bootstrap a fully-functional data model from Schema.org vocabularies with ORM mapping and validation (you can also do it manually)
  • Expose in minutes an hypermedia REST API that works out of the box by reusing entity metadata (ORM mapping, validation and serialization) ; that embraces JSON-LD, Hydra and provides a ton of features (CRUD, validation and error handling, relation embedding, filters, ordering…)
  • Enjoy the beautiful automatically generated API documentation (Swagger-like)
  • Add easily JSON Web Token or OAuth authentication
  • Create specs and tests with a developer friendly API context system on top of Behat
  • Develop your website UI, webapp, mobile app or anything else you want using your preferred client-side technologies! Tested and approved with AngularJS (integration included), IonicReact and native mobile apps

First of all I want to thank the more than 40 developers that have contributed a thousand of commits! You’re awesome guys and nothing would have been possible without you.

To follow up with good news, API Platform got a dedicated website and an updated documentation:

Screenshot of the API Platform website

 

Last but not least, you can also build an API in any existing Symfony 2.7 project!

The era of new generation of web applications powered by standard, semantic and auto-discoverable is just beginning.

Learn now how API Platform will help you to create such applications.

Another important news: the development of API Platform 2.0 has already begun. This new version will include even more awesome changes:

Expect a release of the 2.0 version before the end of the year!

If you want to learn more about API Platform, come to my talks:

  • tomorrow in London (Symfony Live unconference): Discover API Platform
  • October 29-30 in San Francisco (Symfony Live): Leveraging a cloud computing infrastructure to build high performance Symfony webapps
  • December 3 in Paris (Symfony Con): Building high profile webapps with Symfony and API Platform

(more dates to come)

The API Platform is a projet brought to you by Les-Tilleuls.coop.