Fractal Data Serialization

Fractal provides a presentation and transformation layer for complex data output, the like found in RESTful APIs, and works really well with JSON.

#What is Fractal?

Fractal is a data serialization and transformation library for PHP. It was designed to help developers transform complex data structures into simpler, more manageable representations for use in APIs, views, and other contexts. It provides a flexible and powerful way to define how data is transformed and presented, making it a popular choice for building RESTful APIs in PHP.

#Fractal Key Features

Here are some of the most recognizable features of Fractal:

  • Support for creating nested, multi-level data structures with ease
  • Built-in support for pagination, including custom pagination adapters
  • Transformations can be defined using a simple, intuitive syntax that is easy to learn
  • Powerful includes system allows for easy data relationships to be established between resources
  • Support for custom data serialization formats, including JSON API and HAL
  • Integration with popular PHP frameworks like Laravel and Symfony

#Fractal Use-Cases

Here are some of the use-cases where Fractal can be particularly useful:

  • Building RESTful APIs with complex data structures
  • Simplifying data structures for use in views or templates
  • Providing custom, easily configurable serialization of data for various contexts
  • Creating more maintainable and testable code by separating concerns of data access and data presentation

#Fractal Summary

Fractal is a PHP library that provides a powerful and flexible way to transform and serialize complex data structures, making it an ideal choice for building RESTful APIs and other applications that require efficient data management.

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