In the previous chapter, we had a brief introduction to slim3 and we set up our application to use Laravel’s Eloquent to communicate with our database. We also created our database schema and setup Phinx to help with our migration files. Finally, we included a validation package that ensures our users submit the right data to our API.

In this guide, we will proceed to build our controller and models. We will also create endpoints and test the output data using Postman.


  • You have read the first part of this guide
  • Have Postman installed on your local machine

Make an endpoint that creates offers and vouchers

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