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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

Introducing the queue mechanism in Laravel

We will implement a simple use case in order to shed light on the asynchronous aspects and how much a queuing mechanism can improve the user experience for the end users of our web application.

For every request, a time-consuming task will be executed. To simulate the time-consuming task, we will call sleep() to last 3 seconds. The sleep() function, which suspends execution for a certain number of seconds, is intended to simulate the execution of a task that may take some time to implement. In a real case, the sleep() function is replaced with complex business logic that could take a certain amount of time to complete.

With the synchronous approach, the request will hold the response to the browser for 3 seconds. As a user, you will request the page, wait for 3 seconds, and then the page will be shown. The page will contain the message that the operation is completed – so you are safe and sure that the process is correctly executed...