PHP HR is a HR Software that is based on advanced RESTful API. In PHP HR you can use the recruitment, candidate assessment and biometric attendance API tool to capture the details of candidates from different websites or sources.
What is RESTful API?
API stands for Application programming interface. It is a set of rules that allow Programs to communicate with each other. REST determines how the API looks like. It stands for “Representational State Transfer”.Together with these rules client is allowed to fetch/update/delete data called resource from the server when you link to a specific URL.
Let’s understand this in a way, say whenever we go on any website and search for what we are looking for and it gives us a list of results related to our search. A REST API works similarly to this. You search for something, and you get a list of results back from the server you’re requesting from.
There are several sections to the REST API
1. Request and Response
2. Path of the request
5. Authentication of the request (protecting the data stored in the server )
REST treats any data as a resource that the client can alter by making requests. This allows the client to develop a direct relation with the server and thus helps the client to accesses the data easily by sending a request.
The server then sends an appropriate response .This is done through HTTP protocol.
The path determines the resource you’re requesting for. Think of it like a lock and key method. The key is the request you send to the sever and the server returns the matching results.
The standardized method is the type of request you send to the server:
These methods provide meaning for the request you’re making. These requests help to perform certain outcomes called CRUD operations.
GET: If the server receives a GET request it looks for the data you requested and sends it back to you.
POST: This request is used to create a new resource on a server
PUT: It is an update request ,the server updates an entry in the database and tells you whether the update is successful
DELETE: This request is used to delete requested data from the server.
It is important to protect some these data that is stored in the server. So, developers put measures in place to ensure you perform actions only when you have the authority to do so. This prevents others from impersonating you. Since CRUD operations requests to alter the database, developers almost always put them behind an authentication wall. We can achieve this GET request, while we send the path for the request it will ask for further authentication.
PHP HR is 100% custom HR software – if you want any customization in any features – Our team is always ready to customize it.
An API, or application programming interface, is fixed of guidelines that outline how programs or devices can connect with and communicate with each other. A REST API is an API that conforms to the layout standards of the REST, or representational state transfer architectural style.
API Token Key & application URL.