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Concurrent HTTP requests without opening too many connections

Hannes Van De Vreken shows what awesome async things you can do with Guzzle promises.

Now what happens if you need to perform a large number of concurrent requests? If you don’t control the number of requests you might end up with a dangerously large amount of open TCP sockets to a server. You’ll need to use some sort of dispatching to have a limited number of concurrent requests at any given time.

Let’s show you how to do that.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.