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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

Managing queues with Redis and monitoring them

Using database as the connection is convenient for people who start using the queue and have already had the database set up for storing application data, for example. Why use Redis instead of a database? Because Redis has more optimization for managing queues than a database, and you can use Laravel Horizon to monitor the queue. Laravel Horizon provides a web dashboard for monitoring your queues and the metrics about the usage of the queues.

As the first step of managing queues with Redis, first, let’s install the Redis service.

Installing Redis

Installing Redis means that you have added software and service to your stack. If you are a macOS user, you can install it via Homebrew:

brew install redis
brew services start redis

The first command installs the software; the second one starts the service.

You can use your package manager if you have a GNU/Linux distribution; Redis is included in most GNU/Linux distributions...