schema is a command-line tool part of the API Platform framework that instantly generates a set
of PHP classes from RDF vocabularies such as (but not limited to)
Schema.org or ActivityStreams.
Alternatively, it can generate PHP classes from an OpenAPI documentation.
Find and browse (or create) a vocabulary that fits your needs, choose the types and properties you need, run our code generator and you’re done! Alternatively, design your API with tools like Stoplight, export the OpenAPI documentation, run our code generator and your API is ready!
You get a fully featured PHP data model including:
abstractclasses. The generated code complies with PSR coding standards;
#[InheritanceType]attributes depending on if the resource is used in a relation);
Schema.org is a vocabulary representing common data structures and their relations. Schema.org can be exposed as JSON-LD, microdata and RDF. Extracting semantical data exposed in the Schema.org vocabulary is supported by a growing number of companies including Google (Search, Gmail), Yahoo!, Bing and Yandex.
Data models provided by Schema.org are popular and were proven efficient. They cover a broad spectrum of topics including creative works, e-commerce, events, medicine, social networking, people, postal addresses, organization data, places or reviews. Schema.org has its root in a ton of preexisting well-designed vocabularies and is successfully used by more and more websites and applications.
Pick schemas applicable to your application, generate your PHP model, then customize and specialize it to fit your needs.
Mapping your app data model to Schema.org structures can be tedious. When using the generator, your data model will be derived from Schema.org. Adding microdata markup to your templates or serializing your data as JSON-LD will not require specific mapping nor adaptation. It’s a matter of minutes.
Schema.org improves the interoperability of your applications. Used with hypermedia technologies such as Hydra it’s a big step towards the semantic and machine-readable web. It opens the way to generic web API clients able to extract and process data from any website or app using such technologies.