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Gary Hockin's Blog: Zend Framework 2 and a Restful Application

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 30 May 2012.
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In this new post to his blog Gary Hockin looks at how to create a simple RESTful web service with the features provided by the Zend Framework v2 (currently in beta).

After speaking to a prospective employer in a job interview, I was interested to try out the ZendMvcControllerRestfulController. With Zend_Json_Server in ZF1 having, shall we say, a less than sterling reputation, it was very interesting for me to see how the strategy has been implemented in ZF2. The starting point for this is simply a completely fresh clone of the ZF2 Skeleton Application. The aim is to simply allow the pre-created index controller to function as a Restful interface.

He walks you through the steps you'll need to recreate it in your application - setting up the ViewJsonStrategy, creating the router configuration for the RESTful handling and changing what the controller extends to give it the RestController's superpowers.