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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

This chapter will cover the framework and the application server setup (installation and configuration).

The assumption is that you have already installed PHP and Composer. We recommend you have PHP (at least version 8.0) and Composer updated to the latest version.

Typically, we have two main approaches for installing languages and development tools. The first one is to install the tools directly in the operating system of your machine. The second one is to install the tools in an isolated environment such as a virtual machine or Docker.

If you want to follow the instructions and the examples in the book with Docker, the assumption is that you have Docker Desktop already installed on your machine.

For Docker, we will provide you instructions in order to have an image up and running with PHP and Composer.

With this approach, you will be able to run commands and follow examples the same way, regardless of whether you have Docker or want to run PHP...