Restful JSON the easy way with CakePHP



The last thing you want to present a potential user of your API is a form post scheme like the one Cake expects to get on server side. Nobody would use it!


Summary: it has never been easier to quickly build out a data model into a full, web-friendly API with tools like CakePHP and jQuery UI. In this talk I will go over how to transform a bog-standard CakePHP application into a JSON-serving API that can be consumed by all manner of web-ish clients, using a simple application as an example, and base don my own experience using CakePHP as part of ActiveState’s new E-commerce system.

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