Laravel API Development

API is the sort form of Application Programming Interface which enables features to access data for external software without interunit existing system. Not only that a single software and its data can be used for the web and mobile end. API development is getting popular among the developer as it is saving time and making development easier. Companies never think to develop the same kind of application twice, just need an API (entry gate) to use the existing system.

Default API development tools by Laravel

Laravel is providing two different tools that support enabling API for an existing system. These are Laravel Passport and Laravel Sanctum.

How can we decide the use of these tools? If we need to use the Oath2 feature on our existing system then Laravel Passport should be the best option. On the other hand, if we need to authenticate a single page application, mobile application, or issuing API token then we will choose Laravel Sanctum.

What is Restful API?

REST stands for Representational State Transfer is a communication protocol between applications.