Quickly test the performance of your Laravel app with the Benchmarking helper

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  • 08.10.2022
With the release of Laravel 9.32, a benchmarking helper was introduced, which is useful for quickly testing performance of certain parts of your application.

With the release of Laravel 9.32 yesterday, a benchmarking helper was introduced, which is useful to quickly test the performance of certain parts of your application.

It works by passing a Closure that runs some code you want to benchmark and returns the time it took in ms:

use Illuminate\Support\Benchmark;
 
Benchmark::measure(fn() => Post::find(1));
// Returns time in ms.
// i.e., 0.1ms

Additionally, you can pass an array of Closures and optionally configure how many iterations the closures should run:

// Run each callback three times
Benchmark::measure([
  fn() => Post::find(1),
  fn() => Post::find(5),
], 3);
 
// [0.02, 0.03]
 
// Use keys
Benchmark::measure([
  'Post 1' => fn() => Post::find(1),
  'Post 5' => fn() => Post::find(5),
], 3);
// ['Post 1' => 0.02, 'Post 5' => 0.03]

The Benchmark class has a dd() method which runs the above measurements wrapped with a dd() call, which will output the results to the console or browser and exit.

Benchmark::dd([
  'Post 1' => fn() => Post::find(1),
  'Post 5' => fn() => Post::find(5),
]);

Couple this update with the dd() file/line output, and you have some useful new debugging tools!

To learn more, check out the benchmarking section now available within the helpers documentation.

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