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Class: ICT PHP Expenses Management
API to manage records of expenses of users
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ITC Expenses Management


The installation of this project requires composer

  • Step 1: Clone this repository
    git clone
  • Step 2: Change directory ownership
    chown www-data:www-data ict-expenses-management -R
  • Step 3: Install composer dependencies
    cd ict-expenses-management
    composer update
  • Step 4: Configure database connection, duplicate .env.example to .env and make following changes to .env * DB_DATABASE = your_database_name * DB_USERNAME = your_database_user * DB_PASSWORD = your_database_user_password
  • Step 5: Generate application key
    php artisan key:generate
  • Step 6: copy config/dev.conf to /etc/nginx/conf.d/dev.conf to configure nginx
  • Step 7: Restart nginx
    service nginx restart

You can alternatively use PHP's built-in server

cd ict-expenses-management
php artisan serve

And all your requests should be sent to http://localhost:8000


List expenses

Send GET request to /api/expenses endpoint

Create expenses

Send POST request to /api/expenses endpoint with following json-payload

    "user": 1,
    "reason" : "Your expense reason",
    "value": "Your expense value",
    "date": "YYYY-MM-DD"

If your expense is created, you'll receive something like

    "success": true,
    "status": 200,
    "data": {
        "user": 1,
        "reason": "Fri",
        "value": 2384,
        "date": "2021-08-19",
        "updated_at": "2021-08-19T11:44:27.000000Z",
        "created_at": "2021-08-19T11:44:27.000000Z",
        "expense_id": 8

In case of any validation error, you'll receive response similar to below

    "success": false,
    "status": 500,
    "data": {
        "reason": [
            "The reason must be at least 3 characters."

Testing the application

php artisan test
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