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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


With an asynchronous approach, we can defer the execution of some tasks and be more responsive to the user’s request. In other words, the job is queued, and it will be taken care of later. The behavior is different from the classic approach where the job is executed immediately, but the benefit is that control of the application’s UI is consistently available to the user. The user experience of your application is smoother, so the user, in the meantime, can do other things with your application. Besides improving the user experience, the asynchronous approach is more scalable because you can control the processes that will take charge of the jobs in a granular way. You also can execute more than one worker via the php artisan queue:work command – and if your hardware architecture has more virtual machines for running backend processes, you can run the consumer processes across multiple virtual machines.

To achieve asynchronous architecture in the current...