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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 and setting up the dashboard application

To demonstrate the power of Laravel Octane, we are going to build a dashboard page to show event data filtered in different ways. We will keep it as simple as possible to avoid focusing on business functionalities, and we will keep focusing on how to apply techniques for improving performance while keeping the application reliable and error-free.

Installing your Laravel application

As shown in Chapter 1, Understanding the Laravel Web Application Architecture, you can install the Laravel application from scratch via the Laravel command, as follows:

composer global requires laravel/installer

Once you have your Laravel command installed, you can create your application with the following command:

laravel new octane-ch04

The laravel new command creates the directory with your application, so the next step is to enter the new directory to start customizing the application:

cd octane-ch04

Adding a database