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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

Technical requirements

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

Unlike what we did for RoadRunner, in this case, we have to install a PHP Extension Community Library (PECL) extension to allow PHP to be able to operate with Swoole.

What is PECL?

PECL is the repository for PHP extensions. The PECL extensions are written in C language and have to be compiled to be used with the PHP engine.

Because of the complexity of installing the PECL module with all the dependencies required by the compilation, configuration, and setup of the PHP extension, we are going to use a container approach – so instead of installing all the necessary tools for compiling the PHP extension on our personal operating system, we will use Docker.

This allows us to have a running operating system (container) hosted within our real operating system. The purpose of having an isolated operating system in a container is to contain...