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Kolja
Kolja

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What PHP backend API is your favorite?

I try to switch my webdev from HTML with PHP templates to a JS framework with an API.
Do you have some hints for a PHP based backend for me?

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eshimischi • Edited on

Laravel, Yii 2

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Kolja

What are the real advantages of an framework? I just need to read the url for the endpoint and the params, call a function with SQL queries and send back a JSON object.
Is it not overcomplicated to use a framework for that?
I mean, if there are an Interface like Appwrite or Supabase with no or less coding, i would give a try.
But i did not found this based on PHP. Directus was, but they switched to node too.

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eshimischi

Your question was clearly about β€œPHP based backend” that’s what you asked? No?

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Saravana Sai

Yes i think you can try out php frameworks my fav is laravel you can get idea of it within 1 week ...if you have some basic of php .....try out it wil be more use full ......

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Kolja

Laravel seems a bit to much, just for an API. To be honest, the only reason to not write the SQL queries in the frontend, is the authentification, isnt it?

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rhmrms

Appwrite

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Kolja

Looks great, like strapi, supabase & co, but they are out of my skills. And BackendAsAServise is nothing my customers would buy.

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