One of the most important but overlooked things is to document your API for future clients, whether they would come from a JS front-end, or a mobile app. Things like:
- Auth mechanism
- Example responses
Luckily, there are a few Laravel packages that allow you to generate such docs automatically. You configure things you need, by modifying the config file and adding some comments to your routes/controllers, then you run an Artisan command, and it saves the static HTML files to a public folder on your server. As a result, you can just send the link to it, to your API consumers.
My personal favorite package for this is called Scribe, and we will use exactly that one.