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120: Taylor Otwell - Serverless Laravel with Vapor

In this episode, Adam talks to Taylor Otwell about Laravel Vapor, the new serverless platform for Laravel applications that was recently announced at Laracon US.

Topics include:

  • What is serverless?
  • What AWS services Vapor manages and how they are billed
  • Using a single RDS instance with multiple databases
  • Understanding cold boots with Lambda and how to minimize the effect they have on your application's performance
  • Performance on Vapor
  • How queues work with Vapor
  • Tuning your queue concurrency based on your database connection limit
  • Strategies for preventing your web instances and queue instances from competing for resources
  • How scheduled tasks work with Vapor
  • How file uploads work with Vapor
  • Limitations when running code on Lambda and strategies for working around them