PHP Chat API: Exchange chat messages between users using an API

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chat_api 1.0.0The PHP License5PHP 5, Web services, Chat
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This package can be used to exchange chat messages between users using an API.

It provides an API that with function end points to perform operations for implementing a chat system. Currently the API implements operations to:

- Authenticate a chat user
- Send a message from a user to another user
- Retrieve messages for a given user

Innovation Award
PHP Programming Innovation award nominee
July 2020
Number 4
Many sites need a chat system to allow exchanging message between users or chat with the site support people.

This package implements an API for a chat system that can be used to exchange messages between people on a regular browser using JavaScript or a mobile version of the site application to communicate with the API.

Manuel Lemos
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Details

Backend Chat API

A backend Chat API written in Laravel with these features:

  • Users can send and receive messages
  • Users are authenticated in order to send and retrieve messages using Laravel Passport
  • Uses cache system to increase speed of message retrieval
  • Feature tests written to assert users can login, send messages and retrieve messages

How to use

  • Clone project
  • Run composer install
  • Add .env file and specify credentials for cache and database (if needed)
  • Run php artisan migrate for migrations
  • Run php artisan db:seed to seed users
  • Run php artisan passport:install for laravel passport
  • Test endpoints

Endpoints

  • Login User - /api/auth/login [POST]

    Sample body - { "username":"john", "password":"password" }

  • Send Message - /api/messages [POST] Sample body - { "message":"hello world", "receiver_username":"john" } > This endpoint uses bearer token gotten from login endpoint
  • Retrieve Message - /api/messages [GET] > This endpoint uses bearer token gotten from login endpoint

Testing

Run the feature test - vender/bin/phpunit

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