Defining many controllers for a model for different API endpoints each requiring its own subset of fields of the model thus ensuring that DB querying is optimized and that no bandwidth is wasted serving up unnecessary data that is not to be rendered

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  • GitHub repo flexible-presenter

    Easily define just the right data for your InertiaJS views (or anywhere else you want to, uh, flexibly present).

    I don’t know enough about writing APIs to tell you if this would work, but we use https://github.com/AdditionApps/flexible-presenter very successfully. It has ‘preset’s which are subsets of the available fields - so where I’m displaying just user name and need their id for routing i can call the presenter with ->preset(‘listing’) to only get those fields.

  • GitHub repo apollo

    🚀 Apollo/GraphQL integration for VueJS

    Cool, if you do go with graphql, I'd recommend vue-apollo on the client end. Combine with @vue/apollo-composable and graphql-codegen and it feels like sorcery.

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  • GitHub repo json-api

    A specification for building JSON APIs

    You can either do the "per-view" style you mentioned, or you can let the client tell the API what it wants. I'd check out the JSON:API spec for inspiration.

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