Book Image

High Performance with Laravel Octane

By : Roberto Butti
5 (2)
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


In this chapter, we built a very simple application that allowed us to cover multiple aspects of building a Laravel application, such as importing the initial data, optimizing the routing mechanism, integrating third-party data via HTTP requests, and using a cache mechanism via Octane Cache. We also used some Laravel Octane features in order to reduce the page loading response time thanks to the following:

  • Octane::route for optimizing the routing resolution process
  • Octane::concurrently for optimizing and starting parallel tasks
  • Octane Cache for adding a cache based on Swoole to our application

We learned how to execute queries and API calls concurrently and use the cache mechanism for reusing the content across the requests.

In the next chapter, we will take a look at some other aspects of performance that are not strictly provided by Octane but can affect your Octane optimization process.

We will also apply a different strategy for caching using...