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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

Creating a dashboard application

In an application, you can have multiple kinds of data stored in multiple tables.

Typically, on the product list page, you have to retrieve a list of products by executing a query to retrieve products.

Or, in a dashboard, maybe you could show multiple charts or tables to show some data from your database. If you want to show more charts on the same page, you have to perform more than one query on more than one table.

You might execute one query at a time; this means that the total time for retrieving all the useful information for composing the dashboard is the sum of the execution times of all the queries involved.

Running more than one query at the same time would reduce the total time to retrieve all the information.

To demonstrate this, we will create an events table where we will store some events with a timestamp for the user.

Creating an events table

When you are creating a table in Laravel, you have to use a migration file...