1. API Platform is built on top of Symfony
One of the main reasons to use API Platform is that it is built on top of Symfony, one of the most popular and powerful PHP frameworks. This means that you can leverage all of the features and benefits of Symfony while building your API, such as its robust routing system, powerful dependency injection container, and flexible configuration options. Symfony is an amazing framework to work with as a PHP developer for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is very powerful and feature-rich, providing a wide range of tools and libraries for building web applications. Secondly, it is highly modular, allowing you to easily choose which components you want to use and customize them to your needs. Thirdly, it has excellent documentation and a strong community of developers, making it easy to get started with and find solutions to problems you may encounter. Finally, it is widely used and supported by a variety of tools and libraries, making it easy to integrate with other technologies and platforms. Overall, Symfony is a great choice for PHP developers who want to build high-quality, scalable, and maintainable web applications.
2. API Platform has built-in support for popular API standards
API Platform comes with built-in support for popular API standards such as REST, GraphQL, and JSON-LD. This means that you can easily build APIs that adhere to these standards, without having to worry about implementing them yourself.
3. API Platform has a rich ecosystem of tools and libraries
- API Platform Web Debug Toolbar: This tool adds a debugging toolbar to your API Platform-based API, providing information about the current request, response, and other useful data.
- API Platform Client Generator: This tool generates client libraries for various programming languages, allowing you to easily consume your API from other applications.
- API Platform Performance Profiler: This tool allows you to profile and optimize the performance of your API Platform-based API, by providing information about the time taken by each request and response.
- API Platform CORS Configuration Bundle: This bundle allows you to easily configure Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for your API Platform-based API, allowing it to be accessed from other domains.
- API Platform Security Bundle: This bundle provides various security features for your API Platform-based API, such as authentication, authorization, and access control.
There are many more tools and libraries available that can help you build, test, deploy, and monitor your API Platform-based API.
4. API Platform has excellent documentation and community support