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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

Installing Open Swoole

Laravel Sail uses by default an image with PHP that includes Swoole modules. Swoole is distributed as a PECL module and you can find it here: The sources are here:

Some developers forked the source of Swoole, creating the Open Swoole project to address security concerns.

The reason for the fork is reported here:

So, if you want to use Swoole as the engine for Laravel Octane, you could decide to use the Open Swoole implementation. If you want to use Open Swoole, the installation and the configuration are the same as Swoole; Open Swoole is also distributed as a PECL module.

Laravel Octane supports both.

For demonstration purposes, I will install Open Swoole for a new Laravel project directly in the operating system (no Docker):

# installing new Laravel application
laravel new octane-ch03-openswoole
# entering into the new directory...