yii\rest\ActiveController doesn't solve every problem with creating APIs. When not using
yii\rest\ActiveController, you'll want to extend your controller classes from
yii\rest\Controller in order to take full advantage the built-in REST API defaults implemented by
yii\rest\Controller. The following sections illustrate some additional information on creating custom API controllers.
There are several way in which we can think about custom API controllers in Yii2. The easiest way to think about passing data to our clients is to bypass the view portion of our MVC model and directly return data from our controllers. For example, if we were to create a new controller called
SiteController within ...