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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 Swoole Application Server

With Laravel Octane, instead of RoadRunner, you can use another type of application server. In addition to RoadRunner, we can configure and use Swoole. Both tools allow you to implement an application server. Obviously, there are differentiating elements between the two tools, and sometimes deciding which one to use can be difficult.

As we saw, RoadRunner is a separate executable, which means that its installation, as seen in Chapter 2, Configuring the RoadRunner Application Server, is quite simple and does not affect the heart of the PHP engine. This means that in all probability, it has no side effects on other tools that work in the heart of the engine. These tools (such as Xdebug) are typically diagnostic, monitoring, and debugging tools.

The advice I would like to give is that, in the process of analysis and selection of the application server, evaluate the various other tools that may be useful in the development process (such as...