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High Performance with Laravel Octane

By : Roberto Butti
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Book Image

High Performance with Laravel Octane

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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

Technical requirements

In order to run the code and tools shown in this book, you must have the PHP engine installed on your machine. It is recommended that you have a recent version of PHP installed (at least 8.0, released in November 2020).

Also, in order to easily install additional tools, it is recommended that you have Homebrew installed if you use macOS. In the case of GNU/Linux systems, it will be sufficient to resort to using the package manager of the distribution used, and in the case of Windows systems, the advice is to have a virtual environment, for example, with Docker.

In the current chapter, some commands and source code will be shown, simply to share some concepts. In subsequent chapters, especially the second chapter about RoadRunner and the third chapter about Open Swoole, the installation of each package and tool will be addressed step by step.

There are those who, regardless of their operating system, prefer to maintain a “clean” installation by resorting to using Docker regardless of the host operating system. Where the next chapters deal with the installation of operating system-dependent tools, the different methods will be highlighted depending on the system in use.

The source code and the configuration files of the examples described in the current chapter are available here: