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Introduction to API Platform

Build "API First" apps easier thanks to the API Platform framework, and discover the basics of this tool based on Symfony.
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    API Platform is an Open Source framework completely integrated with Symfony which makes building functional, secure and powerful web APIs easier. It is the tool that enables to create the most advanced new generation APIs on the market. This training course will introduce you to this framework and its key functionalities and will therefore make the construction of “API first”-oriented applications easier.


    • Good knowledge of PHP and Symfony
    • A laptop to bring with you


    Discovering API Platform

    • APIs reminders: REST, HATEOAS, hypermedia, GraphQL
    • APIs at the heart of the Web today
    • JavaScript and Progressive Web Apps
    • API Platform, Symfony and React
    • Immediate benefits

    Creating an API

    • Setting up your development environment with Docker

    Creating an API resource

    • Represent a resource with its PHP class
    • HATEOAS / Linked Data
    • JSON-LD + Hydra
    • JSON:API
    • Schema.org
    • GraphQL

    Integration with Doctrine

    • Create your first entity
    • Expose data thanks to metadata
    • Dynamic admin generation

    Configure operations

    • Default operations
    • Configuration inheritance
    • Read-only operations
    • Change an URL
    • Configure multiple resources

    Handle serialization

    • Serialization with Symfony
    • Nested resources
    • Sparse fieldsets

    Validate data

    • Assertions
    • Automatic assertions

    Filter data

    • With Doctrine
    • ApiFilter attribute
    • With a service
    • SearchFilter
    • Change the default order
    • Multiple order
    • OrderFilter
    • PropertyFilter

    Paginate data

    • Default JSON-LD pagination
    • Configure the pagination

    Handle users

    • Memory User Provider
    • LexikJWTAuthenticationBundle
    • SwaggerUI

    Secure data

    • Secure a resource
    • Secure an operation
    • Secure a property

    Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)

    • Principles
    • NelmioCorsBundle

    Internal behavior and events

    • Metadata: ApiResource and Operations
    • Request workflow
    • API Platform events
    • Listen to an event

    Extend API Platform

    • Custom State Provider / Processor
    • Extend Metadata

    Transform data

    • Add custom data
    • Use DTOs

    Customize OpenAPI documentation

    Customize Hydra documentation

    Upload images

    • Base64 and VichUploaderBundle
    • Upload a file

    Store data in cache

    • HTTP Cache

    Test API

    • Behat
    • PHPUnit

    Go further

    • Subresources
    • Mercure
    • Messenger
    • DTO and Messenger

    The promise

    • JS stack
    • Other skeletons
    • Kubernetes
    • Caddy

    Our trainers

    Discover our team !

    Vincent CHALAMON


    Vincent is a software architect, coach and Symfony trainer. He’s a member of API Platform’s core-team and regularly speaks at conferences.

    Kévin DUNGLAS


    Kévin is the founder of Les-Tilleuls.coop. He’s a member of Symfony’s core-team and the creator of the API Platform framework. He’s a contributor to over a hundred Open Source projects, and is also a conference speaker, an article and technical book writer as well as a lecturer at Lille University.

    Grégoire HÉBERT

    Principal developer

    Specialist of PHP with Symfony and API Platform, author of a book on REST, speaker and teacher, Grégoire likes to share his skills in order to set up qualitative projects thanks to his 10 years of experience in development, consulting, audit and architecture.

    Marion AGÉ


    Marion is CEO & CTO at Les-Tilleuls.coop, expert in Symfony/API Platform, Vue.js and ecommerce web development. She enjoys working to provide the best architecture and solutions to complex business needs by supporting teams in their daily work.

    Antoine BLUCHET

    Principal developer

    Full-Stack expert, Antoine has been contributing to Open Source software for almost 10 years. Author and maintainer of JavaScript modules, he also contributes to Symfony or API Platform. He also masters Node.js and many JavaScript frameworks (Nest, Angular, React). As an architect, implementing and supporting teams on these technologies are his daily job. He is also a trainer, blogger and speaker.

    Quentin BARLOY


    Quentin is a PHP consultant. He is also a Symfony specialist and he masters technologies such as Elasticsearch or Kubernetes.

    Alan POULAIN


    Alan is part of our software consultants and architects. As a polyglot developper, React, TypeScript, PHP, Symfony or even API Platform have no secrets for him.