Use Lumen as API Framework

Disclaimer: we at Cloudoki think profoundly API-centric. The API is what defines your project. By upgrading the API to the center piece of your application environment, you by definition improve on security, scalability, extensibility and documentary. That being stipulated, let's. RESTful API A RESTful API (Representational State Transfer based Application Programming Interface) is mainly a general category describing a HTTP based CRUD (GET, POST, PUT/PATCH, DELETE) method interface. The sweet side of an API is the containable authentication environment and a maintainable routes/endpoints based documentation overview. And it lives by a set of simple, object oriented rules. As »

Nginx Configuration

We love Nginx, if only for it's small footprint. It became our HTTP server of choice, even for light CDN web apps or Wordpress and Ghost websites. As with every http server flavour, Nginx has its on set of quirks. After years of .htaccess hacking, we're sure you'll find some use in the latter tricks and modifications. Since you might want your local environment on the same http server as your webserver, we've created 2 articles, as much mutual aligned as possible. Nginx on OSX Nginx on Linux OSX Notes Set your custom local url It’s very simple to »

Nginx on Ubuntu

As quoted in our parent article, Nginx is our thing. In order to create similar working environments on both your local machine as your server(s), we've written 2 sibling articles as close aligned as possible. If you use a virtual webserver service like DigitalOcean, you can opt for a pre-installed LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL and PHP). In that case you can ignore some of the bullets in this article - it's still useful to fine-tune your setup, and more important, it's always a good idea to know how your operating system works. Set up Install Nginx We are »

Nginx on OSX

As explained in our parent article, we love Nginx. In order to create similar working environments on both your local machine as your server(s), we've written 2 sibling articles as close aligned as possible. OSX comes with Apache pre-installed. Lovely. Now we need to ignore that. As with every http server flavour, Nginx has its on set of quirks. After years of .htaccess hacking, we're sure you'll find some use in the latter tricks and modifications. Setup For your local convenience If you don't have HomeBrew installed, go get it already: homebrew article. If you have, it doesn't hurt »

Set up your Local Battleground

There is no such thing as always online. As any seasoned developer will second, domesticated or not, you need a local environment to develop. The bigger and more versatile your involvement in team-based projects, the safer you'll feel with your own little corner where you can trail and error without hordes of angry Mongols on horses boo-ing you. With *nix as the dominant webserver flavouring, we're going to assume you own a Mac. An Ubuntu VM (set up) is highly advised if you are stuck with a Windows machine. Choose your pick, based on the projects you're planning to explore. »