Partial Resource Routes

When declaring a resource route, you may specify a subset of actions the controller should handle instead of the full set of default actions:

Route::resource('photos', 'PhotoController')->only([
    'index', 'show'

Route::resource('photos', 'PhotoController')->except([
    'create', 'store', 'update', 'destroy'

API Resource Routes

When declaring resource routes that will be consumed by APIs, you will commonly want to exclude routes that present HTML templates such as create and edit. For convenience, you may use the apiResource method to automatically exclude these two routes:

Route::apiResource('photos', 'PhotoController');

You may register many API resource controllers at once by passing an array to the apiResources method:

    'photos' => 'PhotoController',
    'posts' => 'PostController'

To quickly generate an API resource controller that does not include the create or edit methods, use the --api switch when executing the make:controller command:

php artisan make:controller API/PhotoController --api