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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

Exploring Swoole features

Swoole has a lot of features that we can use in the Laravel Octane application in order to improve the performance and speed of our application. In this chapter, we are going to explore these functionalities and then in the subsequent chapters, we will use these functionalities. The Swoole functionalities that we are going to explore are as follows:

  • Concurrent tasks
  • Interval command execution
  • Caching
  • Tables
  • Metrics

Concurrent tasks

With Swoole, it is possible to execute multiple tasks in parallel. To demonstrate this, we are going to implement two functions whose execution takes some time.

To simulate the fact that these two functions are time-consuming, we will use the sleep() function, which suspends execution for a certain number of seconds.

These two functions return strings: the first one returns “Hello” and the second one returns “World”.

We are going to set the execution time to...