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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

Making parallel HTTP requests

Think about the scenario in which you have to add a new web page in your application, and to render the web page, you have to call more than one API because you need multiple pieces of data from multiple sources (list of products, list of news, list of links, etc.) for the same page. In the scenario with one web page that needs data from multiple API calls, you could perform the HTTP requests simultaneously to reduce the response time of the page.

For this example, to simplify the explanation, we will avoid using the controller and the view. We are going to collect JSON responses from APIs and then we will merge the responses into one JSON response. The important aspect to focus on is the mechanism of calling HTTP requests to third-party HTTP services because our goal is to understand how to make the HTTPS call concurrently.

To simulate the HTTP service, we are going to create two new routes:

  • api/sentence: An API endpoint that replies with...