Made the switch to Laravel Homestead and Vagrant in your dev workflow? Wondering why it's not responding as quick as your production environment?
A bit of googling led me to the solution that using NFS for your synced folder is the way to go. Simply replace the folder sync settings in your homestead.rb with the following:
# Register All Of The Configured Shared Folders settings["folders"].each do |folder| config.vm.synced_folder folder["map"], folder["to"], id: folder["map"], :nfs => true, :mount_options => ['nolock,vers=3,udp,noatime'] end
Props go to Stricken for the solution: https://laracasts.com/forum/?p=1757-slow-responses-on-homestead/p1#p7694
Avoid caching issues
You'll also need to make sure you turn off sendfile in your apache/nginx config to avoid caching strangeness. Props to adamwathan for this: https://laracasts.com/forum/?p=1757-slow-responses-on-homestead/p1#p7700
For more detailed info on the sendfile change checkout Pierre Groth's tip here: https://coderwall.com/p/ztskha