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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

Understanding the caching mechanism

Laravel provides the developer with a strong mechanism for caching.

The caching mechanism can be used with a provider chosen from the database, Memcached, Redis, or DynamoDB.

Laravel’s caching mechanism allows data to be stored for later retrieval quickly and efficiently.

This is very useful in cases where retrieving data from an external service with a database or web service can be a time-consuming operation. After information retrieval, storing the retrieved information in a cache mechanism is possible to make future information retrieval easier and faster.

So basically, a caching mechanism exposes two basic functionalities: caching of information and retrieval from the cache of information.

To properly retrieve information each time a cached item is used, it is appropriate to use a storage key. This way, it is possible to cache a lot of information identified by a specific key.

Laravel’s caching mechanism, through...