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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Understanding the Laravel Web Application Architecture, is where Laravel Octane introduces new features, but more importantly a new way of thinking about how to design high-performance Laravel applications.

Chapter 2, Configuring the RoadRunner Application Server, shows us a scenario where Laravel Octane is based on the RoadRunner application server. RoadRunner is a very fast and effective application server that is easy to install. Because of its simplicity, it allows the user to approach Laravel Octane easily and straightforwardly.

Chapter 3, Configuring the Swoole Application Server, shows us a scenario where Laravel Octane is based on the Swoole application server. Running Swoole as an application server allows the developer to use some advanced features, such as managing multiple workers and concurrent tasks, bootstrapping the application more efficiently, fast caching, and sharing data among workers. Laravel Octane uses Swoole, so it is important to have clear ideas about the opportunities that arise from using these application servers.

Chapter 4, Building a Laravel Octane Application, teaches us how to build an application with practical examples using features provided by the Swoole application server.

Chapter 5, Reducing Latency and Managing Data with an Asynchronous Approach, teaches us that, once the developer has sped up the bootstrapping of the framework and has removed bottlenecks on the request side, they have to reduce latency in other parts of the application. The chapter introduces useful techniques to reduce latency in executing tasks and managing data.

Chapter 6, Using Queues to Apply the Asynchronous Approach in Your Application, teaches us that in addition to the various tools available with application servers, we can add extra components to our application architecture. One of the main tools to go alongside application servers for greater scalability of a solution is queuing mechanisms. This chapter shows what the benefits are of adding a queuing mechanism to our application.

Chapter 7, Configuring the Laravel Octane Application for the Production Environment, discusses going to production and covers environment-specific configurations, deploying an application to an application server, and fine-tuning the configuration of nginx as a reverse proxy for Swoole.