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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

Configuring the RoadRunner Application Server

When developing a web application in Laravel, we are used to using a web server for the delivery of our web application over the network.

A web server exposes the application via the HTTP or HTTPS protocol and implements functionality that is typically closely related to the delivery of resources via the HTTP protocol.

An application server is a somewhat more structured and complex piece of software in that it can handle different protocols; it can handle HTTP, as well as lower-level protocols such as TCP, or other protocols, such as WebSocket.

In addition, an application server can implement an articulated worker structure. This means that the application server for the execution of the application logic delegates its execution to a worker. A worker is an isolated thread that is tasked with executing a given task.

Worker management allows applications running via the application server to have access to features such as concurrency...