maartenstaa/laravel-41-route-caching

This package allows you to cache your routes definitions, thereby speeding up each request.

v1.0.3 2016-05-10 18:47 UTC

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Last update: 2020-10-04 14:02:47 UTC


README

This package allows you to cache routes in Laravel 4.1 and 4.2.

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Installation

Using Composer, add the package to your require section.

{
	"require": {
		"maartenstaa/laravel-41-route-caching": "dev-master"
	}
}

Run composer update. Next, open up your app/config/app.php configuration file and add the service provider at the end of the providers section:

return array(
	// ...

	'providers' => array(
		// ...

		'MaartenStaa\Routing\RoutingServiceProvider',

	),

);

Usage

In your app/routes.php file, or any other file you use that defines routes, wrap the definition of your routes in a call to Route::cache as follows:

Route::cache(__FILE__, function() {
	// Define your routes here.
});

This package will save the routes defined in the closure, and write them to your cache. On any subsequent requests, it will figure out the closure will not have to be executed, and it will load the routes from your cache instead. Since you're passing it the name of the file that defines the routes (__FILE__), the script will automatically detect when the file has been modified. In other words, you do not need to clear your cache after adding a new route.

Why?

Through profiling, I found that defining many routes (in my case 100+) took a significant time on each request - time that would have been better spent preparing the response for the user.

Caching these routes significantly reduces overhead.

Limitations

You cannot use this package to serialize routes using a closure, such as this:

Route::get('/', function () {
	return 'Hello, world!';
});

You can only use it to serialize routes to a controller. If your app/routes.php file has both, you can of course put all controller routes in a cache call, and any routes that use closures outside of it.

Contributing

Coding standard

All code is to follow the PSR-2 coding standard.

Unit tests

If you find a bug, feel free to send a pull request to fix it, but make sure to always include a regression test.