On the SitePoint Web Foundations blog Bruno Skvorc has a quick post showing you how to get Recki-CT installed and working in a virtual machine. The Recki-CT project is a creation of Anthony Ferrara that allows you to compile down PHP into machine code.
If you don't know what Recki-CT is, see @ircmaxell's original post or the repo, we won't go into depth here. This quick tip will merely show you how to install it on a Homestead Improved box, much like we did with other software before.
It's a pretty simple four step process including testing things at the end:
- Install and configure a Homestead Improved instance
- Install the JitFu tool
- Grab the latest Recki-CT library version from GitHub
- Run the provided test code with the local PHP install and test the performance
You can find out more about the Recki-CT project in its GitHub project.