This repo have the same tiny project implemented in Laravel and Lumen. The goal here is to be able to compare the frameworks performance.
The project is a simple Rest API CRUD for just one entity "customers", that have three fields: first_name, last_name and email. All fields are required and the email have to be a valid email.
On Laravel we removed all the web related stuff, leaving just the API related structures.
There are migrations and a seeder that creates 500 random customers inside the Laravel project.
On the root of this project, you have a json file, that can be used as payload for the create and update requests.
We also have a fresh install of both frameworks, for comparison. On this case, for Laravel, we just removed the throttle protection (to allow the benchmark) and included a closure based route that just return the framework version (like Lumen have).
To serve the application you can use a Homestead machine, or host it on a cloud service.
Remember that, if you're using a mapped folder, the results won't be accurate, because the loading from mapped folders can be slower than usual load.
Before executing any benchmark, check if the requests are working correctly using curl or Postman.
Below you can see suggestions for benchmarks commands (using Apache Bench).
All commands send 1000 requests, always with 10 concurrent connections. The domains can be changed to fir you environment definitions.
Request que fresh frameworks
ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://fresh-lumen.local:80/ ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://fresh-laravel.local:80/
Paginated index of customers:
ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://lumen.local:80/customers ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://laravel.local:80/customers
View of a single customer:
ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://lumen.local:80/customers/30 ab -n 1000 -c 10 http://laravel.local:80/customers/30
Create new customers:
ab -n 1000 -c 10 -p payload.json -T application/json http://lumen.local:80/customers ab -n 1000 -c 10 -p payload.json -T application/json http://laravel.local:80/customers
Update a customer
ab -n 1000 -c 10 -u payload.json -T application/json http://lumen.local:80/customers/30 ab -n 1000 -c 10 -u payload.json -T application/json http://laravel.local:80/customers/30
Or of course, you can avoid all this work, and just trust on my results, that you can find on this article.
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