With all kinds of applications and devices connecting to web services, traditional server-side rendered web pages are losing ground. Today, RESTful services play an invaluable role and being able to develop such services poses a great advantage. In this course, you'll learn which principles RESTful services should follow and how to use the many helpers and tools Laravel offers to create such a service. Besides learning the steps required to set up API endpoints, handle requests and store data, you'll also understand how to incorporate authentication to secure your service. At the time you've finished this course, you'll understand how to structure a RESTful service and implement it using Laravel. This will help you to gain a strong position in an environment where skills needed for developing web services are more important than ever before.