Category: homestead improved

Using Background Processing to Speed Up Page Load Times

This article is part of a series on building a sample application — a multi-image gallery blog — for performance benchmarking and optimizations. (View the repo here.) In a previous article, we’ve added on-demand image resizing. Images are resized on the first request and cached for later use. By doin...

Getting Started with Sulu CMS on Vagrant The Right Way™

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to get started with Sulu CMS the right way – meaning, we’ll deploy a Sulu “Hello World” instance using Homestead Improved and be mindful of performance issues and configuration values while we’re at it. We’ll also cover some common pitfalls, al...

My Laravel Package Building Workflow

Packages are a really important part of the Laravel experience (just like with any other framework). Whatever we need to do, there’s probably already a package for it out there; ready for a composer require to bring some magic in. Some weeks ago, I had an idea for a new one. I work for AdEspresso, […] Conti...

Local Composer for Everyone! A Conference-Friendly Satis Setup

While preparing my technical materials for WebSummerCamp, I realized my workshop would rely on a fairly stable internet connection, as we’d have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of packages to install. Rather than rely on the gods of live demos, or pre-installing everything and ruining the experience, I picked ...

Can Symfony Apps Be Fast on Vagrant? Let’s Check with SuluCMS!

In this short tutorial, we’ll set up Sulu and optimize on a Vagrant environment. Why a dedicated tutorial handling this? Besides the fact that Sulu has a rather complex initialization procedure, it is based on Symfony which is infamously slow on virtual machines with shared filesystems, and thus needs additional opti...