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Doubts with Micro Applications (RESTFUL SERVICE)

Hello Folks,

I saw this tutorial : http://docs.phalconphp.com/en/latest/reference/tutorial-rest.html

I have some questions about micro applications with phalcon. i am creating a android app that needs a restful service , and i really really need a great performance.

1) Wheres the atributtes (name,type and year) of robot model in this tutorial ?

2) can i create a restfull with model and controller ? Or this architeture in the tutorial is recommended for rest service ? Will i lose some performance if i choose to use mode and controller ?

3) has phalcon a RESTful API Authentication Schemes ?

Sorry for my bad english , Thanks so much !!



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  1. Phalcon models don't need attributes. Phalcon reads the description of the table from the database. The benefit of adding attributes to the model is primarily for auto completion/highlighting in your IDE

  2. You can use controllers if you like. Phalcon DI is more like a glue. You aren't bottled into a full application DI with views if you don't want to. Neither are you limited to a micro DI. Check out how this author structured his application and adopt your own architecture for what suits your project: https://github.com/cmoore4/phalcon-rest

  3. There are some third party plugins. It depends what type of authentication scheme you are interested in.



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Thanks so much dude !! do you recommend to use PHQL or the methods from model , like save() , findFirstById() etc. ?

I would use the methods Phalcon has already defined as much as possible. Unless you have a specific reason to use PHQL (like stored procedures), let the framework do the work.



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thanks firemyst1371!!!