Building a To-Do-App
A step-by-step introduction to Elephox
Make sure you read Getting Started before you start.
What we will build
In this guide, we will build a simple to-do-list application. It will provide some API endpoints to create, read, update and delete to-do items. Data is exchanged using JSON and stored in an sqlite database.
The point of this project is to show how to build a simple web API application using Elephox, hence the simplicity of the project itself.
Creating the application
Creating the project structure
At the beginning, we need to create a directory structure to organize our files.
You can (and should) use
composer create-project elephox/elephox <project name> to do this.
Composer will ask you a few questions and will then create a directory structure like this:
<project name>/ ├── public/ │ └── index.php ├── src/ │ └── App.php ├── vendor/ │ └── ... ├── .gitignore ├── composer.json ├── composer.lock ├── .gitignore ├── README.md └── bootstrap.php
Composer stores the project's dependencies in the
composer.json file contains the project's dependencies with the Elephox framework already installed.
Your project code will be in the
src directory, although you are free to organize your project files however you want.
Creating the database service
The first thing we will take care of is to create a service to communicate with our database.
TODO: finish guide