9 Performance Optimisation Tips for the Laravel Developer

Last Updated at : February 1, 2019 By - Guest Contributor | 597

    Getting an app developed is not the only thing that one needs to ensure in terms of digital visibility and e-commerce. Yes, having an app is important but to stay updated and to be abreast with the competition, performance optimzation is necessary.

    To optimize the performance of the mobile app, it is necessary to keep the user engagement and functional efficacy of the platform intact. To optimize an app (or web applications) the most important thing is to make optimization in its development framework. After all the framework is the area from where the app generally gets driven.

    Talking about Web based Application development, Laravel is one of a famous PHP framework that comes to one’s mind. Laravel over the years has emerged as a popular choice for business based application development. Firms looking for Web based Application development solutions prefer to Hire Laravel Developer to bring them an effective app-based solution.

    To hire a Laravel developer firms approach to software and IT solutions provider to hire their services. However, not all Laravel developers provide them that effective assistance in form of optimized & developed solution.

    The reason for this is common to most of the Laravel developers out there. A good number of Laravel developers are not aware of tips and techniques that can optimize their performance on the development front.

    So, if you are a Laravel developer and are looking to optimize your development skills then here are some crucial points for you to follow. Keep on reading till the end to unfold the optimization secrets that you were missing on.

    To proceed with we shall first briefly take a look (for all those developers who are new to Laravel) at what Laravel exactly is. Laravel is basically a free, open-source PHP based web framework that is used for web application development.

    The Laravel uses a model-view-controller architecture pattern as a part of its web framework for application development. The Laravel framework is based on Symfony (which happens to be a PHP web application with a set of reusable PHP components/libraries).

    Now, it’s time we start discussing tips for performance optimization in Laravel.

    The Artisan Command Set

    The Laravel web development framework comes with a set of Artisan commands that are really useful in optimizing the performance. The Artisan Cache configuration is quite effective when the Laravel developer is producing a lot of configuration and routes.

    php artisan config:cache

    The command creates a plain array of cache and allows the Laravel to load cache than the real object and hence making its performance fast.

    Unused Services & Libraries

    One of the important steps in performance optimization ladder is the removal of unused services while bootstrapping the application . Just the way we remove the unnecessary things from a room to make it tidy we remove unused services to enhance the mobility and performance of the Laravel framework. However, care shall be taken so as to not disturb the overall functionality of the app.

    JIT Compiler

    Compilers are needed to boost the performance by making the compilation of instruction set smooth and easy. JIT Compiler does the same for Laravel. The system finds it difficult to understand the PHP language (the language of Laravel’s framework), hence a need for the compiler is felt.

    Assets Pre-compilation

    There are certain Artisan commands in Laravel that help you to compile frequently used classes into a single-use file for quick and effective reference. To make the performance faster these commands allow you the freedom to configure files and routes into a single file.

    Cache & Session Driver

    Another way to optimize the performance of your Laravel application is to store the cache and session sections in the RAM. In this regard, Memcached is one of the effective cache drivers for Laravel.

    Eager Loading

    Laravel offers Eloquent as an effective ORM for dealing with databases. In Eloquent the Eager loading option allows you to retrieve any associated object models as a part of your initial query. This makes them immediately available for use and adds on to the performance enhancement as well.

    Debugbar

    Using Laravel Debugar package you can integrate PHP Debug with the Laravel. The package act as a Laravel performance monitor. The monitoring and analysis part would help in performance enhancement in the long run. Thus, it’s a not so direct but an indirect optimization technique.

    Latest PHP Version

    Always ensure that your Laravel framework is running on the latest version of PHP. Latest versions with their updates and performance enhancement features are best suited for according optimization.

    Profile Queries

    Profiling your queries is one of the most effective ways to identify the potential hiccups in your code. This becomes all the more important when you are working on smaller data sets in your database (local database).

    Conclusion

    Since you have got the idea and tips to optimize your development performance in Laravel its time for you to act on it increase your efficiency.

     

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    Alex Jone

    Works in a HR and Recruitment at Alliance Recruitment Agency- an IT Recruitment Agency. He specializes in helping with international recruiting, staffing, HR services and Careers advice service for overseas and international businesses.

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