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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

Setting up a basic Laravel application

Our aim in this chapter is to configure Laravel Octane with the RoadRunner application server. To do that, we have to install the RoadRunner application server. However, before that, we must first create a new Laravel application and then add and install the Laravel Octane package. In short, to demonstrate how to install RoadRunner, we will do the following:

  1. Create a new Laravel application from scratch.
  2. Add the Laravel Octane package to the new Laravel application.
  3. Install Laravel Octane, executing a specific command provided by the Laravel Octane package. The command execution will create a basic configuration, which is useful when we start with Laravel Octane. We will show how to install Laravel Octane in the Installing Laravel Octane section later.

Getting the Laravel installer

To install Laravel from scratch, you could use the Laravel installer. To globally install the Laravel installer, in your terminal emulator...