RealWorld spec and API.Example CakePHP codebase containing real world examples (CRUD, auth, advanced patterns and more) that adheres to the
This repo is functionality complete — PRs and issues welcome!
Please check the official cakephp installation guide for server requirements before you start. Official Documentation
Clone the repository
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:gothinkster/cakephp-realworld-example-app.git
Switch to the repo folder
Install all the dependencies using composer
Configure your database settings in the
config/app.php file(See: Datasource/default)
Run the database migrations (Set the database connection in app.php)
bin/cake migrations migrate
Start the local development server
You can now access the server at http://localhost:8765
Populate the database with seed data with relationships which includes users, articles, comments, tags, favorites and follows. This can help you to quickly start testing the api or couple a frontend and start using it with ready content.
Run the database seeder and you're done
bin/cake migrations seed
This application adheres to the api specifications set by the Thinkster team. This helps mix and match any backend with any other frontend without conflicts.
For more information on how to this works with other frontends/backends, head over to the RealWorld repo.
How it works
- cakedc/cakephp-api - For easy REST api implementation.
- muffin/slug - For auto generation of unique slugs.
- muffin/tags - For tags managements.
- cakephp/authentication - For authentication using JSON Web Tokens
src- Contains all the application logic.
config- Contains all the application configuration files.
src/Model/Entity- Contains all cakephp ORM entites.
src/Model/Table- Contains all cakephp ORM tables.
app/Service- Contains application services that represents root api endpoints.
app/Service/Action- Contains application endpoints logic logic.
app/Service/Renderer- Contains the final api response formatter.
app/config/Migrations- Contains all the database migrations.
config/app.php- Configuration settings can be set in this file
Note : You can quickly set the database information and other variables in this file and have the application fully working.
Run the cakephp development server
The api can now be accessed at
Refer the api specification for more info.
This applications uses JSON Web Token (JWT) to handle authentication. The token is passed with each request using the
Authorization header with
Token scheme. The cakephp authenticate middleware configured for handling JWT authentication and validation and authentication of the token. Please check the following sources to learn more about JWT.
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
This applications has CORS enabled by default on all API endpoints. Please check the following sources to learn more about CORS.