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High Performance with Laravel Octane

By : Roberto Butti
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Book Image

High Performance with Laravel Octane

5 (2)
By: Roberto Butti

Overview of this book

Laravel Octane is a very powerful component in the Laravel ecosystem that can help you achieve remarkable app performance. With Laravel Octane, you will find tools (queues, cache, and tables) that facilitate a new asynchronous approach for improving application performance. This book highlights how Laravel Octane works, what steps to take in designing an application from the start, what tools you have at your disposal, and how to set up production environments. It provides complete coverage of the strategies, tools, and best practices to make your apps scalable and performant. This is especially important as optimization is usually the overlooked part in the application development lifecycle. You will explore the asynchronous approach in Laravel and be able to release high-performing applications that have a positive impact on the end-user experience. By the end of this book, you will find yourself designing, developing, and releasing high-performance applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: The Architecture
Part 2: The Application Server
Part 3: Laravel Octane – a Complete Tour
Part 4: Speeding Up

Using Queues to Apply the Asynchronous Approach in Your Application

In the previous chapter, we saw how delegating some tasks to external functions in the controller while creating the HTTP request can have a positive impact from a performance perspective. However, the case analyzed in the previous chapter was limited to a scoped topic: querying the database and populating the cache. This strategy is also known as the cache-only strategy. The process only needs the data to be retrieved from the cache.

This type of approach works in a case where information needs to be retrieved from a data source. Typically, applications are more complex than this, such as when executing specific tasks that need to modify and process data.

Think about a scenario where there is a request that starts a backup process. Typically, a backup process takes time to be completed. Implementing a synchronous approach means that the controller (who serves the request) keeps the client (the web page) on hold...