Chema Garrido has written up a post sharing some results of a performance test (speed) between Lumen and Laravel also comparing it against Kohana and straight PHP.
I am working in the new EmailValidator!, and after developing the EU VAT API, I feel confident to develop it on Laravel Framework. But before we start… let’s test the speed of the stack.
I used my local computer a 8 cores i7 2ghz 8GB ram 512SSD. Apache2, PHP 7.0.8. Tested this test with siege 5 times for each and retrieved the highest.
The first part of the post shows the results in a tabular format but following this is the more detailed version, complete with the
siege command executed and the code used. The results are interesting but seem to mostly fall into the real of micro-optimization as there's really not that much difference between the results (though the "Longest transaction" on the plain PHP code is an oddity).