Published November 18th at 9:56am - 383 ♥ - 3 min read

Hive PHP Lib - First production version update

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Hello everyone! This time, I've made some things to attract more PHP developers on Hive. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the first production version of Hive-PHP-Lib!

Light Hive PHP Lib logo on dark background

For those who don't know, Hive-PHP-Lib is a PHP Library made to interact more easily with HIVE blockchain. Instead of writing many lines of code with cURL and use a "raw style" every time you made a query, this library use easier functions/method for that.

This project is release under the open-source MIT license. Many things are added, and it's time to take a tour of the news features. You can download it now : Last release

New Condenser API methods

To bring Hive-PHP-Lib in a production version, I add more methods for Condenser API (the production API used by Hive):

  • get_market_history
  • get_market_history_buckets
  • get_order_book
  • get_recent_trades
  • get_trade_history
  • get_volume
  • list_proposal_votes
  • list_proposals
  • verify_authority

So, almost all methods for Condenser API are implemented in PHP. Of course, each method have his phpDoc block.

Any PHP developer can now create a Hive project with PHP!

New APIs

It's OK for production but I also add some tests API for new devs: Rewards API and RC API.

Each API is now implemented in PHP and can be used right now. As every method in Hive-PHP-Lib, you can check the phpDoc for each function.

Don't forget: the Rewards API is for testing purpose only, don't use it on production.

Raw style example

Remember the start of this post? I've talked about "Raw style.". Do you know you can do that too on Hive-PHP-Lib? For only one reason: If HIVE blockchain will have a new HardFork, and if I don't have time to update this lib before the HF, you can still use it for new functions with Raw style.

If you need to use it, don't panic, I add a documented example file (in /resources/example).

More docs & examples

I want to bring HIVE to new PHP developers (some beginners or students). That's why I added phpDoc blocks everywhere in the code. The documentation can be generated with any phpDoc software (Like phpDocumentor, phpDox, ...).

Also, each Hive method have a @link tag which leads to Hive Developer portal. It's useful when you need more information about parameters or return data.

To finish with documentation, I fixed some typo errors or bad comments.

Why I do that? It's simple, just go to the /docs/ folder and you'll see the entire developer documentation for each function in Hive-PHP-Lib!

Hive-Engine History integration

Hive-Engine has two types of nodes: Standard node and History node. In Hive-PHP-Lib, we can now interact with the second one. The three methods are implemented:

  • accountHistory($account, $limit)
  • marketHistory($symbol)
  • nftHistory($nfts, $symbol)

NetworkStatus integration

Maybe you don't know, but I've a project who checks the Hive-Engine nodes health. It's NetworkStatus, a small API for developers who need to avoid node errors. Now, you can take the best online node before sending your query.

What does that have to do with Hive-PHP-Lib? It's simple, the API calls are embedded is this library! Write three lines of code, and you get the best online node to interact with Hive-Engine:

use Hive\PhpLib\NetStat;
$api = new netStat();
$result = $api->getEngineBestNode();

Developer by Innovalabs

Code Quality

To bring the best possible quality, Hive-PHP-Lib use static analysis tools. I do my best to follow the PHP Standard Recommendations to create this API. The code must be clear and understandable by every PHP developer.

To start, I follow PHP-PDS standard filesystem skeleton, and you can check that with the composer pds command.

About the code, every file is PSR-1 and PSR-12 compliant. You can also check that with a command: composer psr

I implement a Psalm config file for those who use this static analysis tool, but it's not the only one! You can also use composer phpstan command to create a PHPStan instant report.

At this time, I bring Psalm to level 3 and PHPStan to level 5 but the target is to have level 1 for both.


Small features/fixes are also added :

  • [Feature] Add encodePublicKey() and decodePublicKey() functions
  • [Feature] Add Hive-Engine getRichList() shortcut function
  • [Fix] Hive-engine getBlockInfo() bad type bug
  • [Fix] Default values for config array when not declared by user
  • [Fix] Debug message Display
  • [Fix] Extra slash in NetworkStatus endpoints
  • [Fix] HiveSQL status typo in endpoint


It's been awhile from the last update (Jul 14, 2023) and I hope this one will attract more developers to Hive Blockchain. Before this version, Hive-PHP-Lib had more than 150 downloads.

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mypathtofire :

Great to see you developing on Hive!

fjworld :

Thank you very much. This looks like something I need to help me integrate my Web2 services to Web3 ecosystem. Will explore some more later today.

I'll be back !lol

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Thank you very much, you are great!

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