In 25 years of PHP, the web changed dramatically and is now evolving faster than ever:
PHP.net, Symfony, Facebook and many others have worked hard to improve and professionalize the PHP ecosystem. The PHP world has closed the gap with most backend solutions and is often more innovative and faster than them.
However in critical areas I’ve described previously, many things can be improved. Almost all existing solutions are still designed and documented to create websites the old way: a server generates then sends plain-old HTML documents to browsers.
API Platform is a set of tools for building modern web projects. It is a framework for API-first projects built on top of Symfony components. Like other modern frameworks such as Laravel and Symfony, it’s both a full-stack all-in-one framework and a set of independent PHP components and bundles that can be used separately.
API Platform makes modern development easy and fun again:
See also the general design of the framework.