Well spotted Robert! I’ve taken another look at the code locally and Laravel’s built in throttling was kicking in after 60 requests / minute and changing the response to an HTML error page.
I’ve disabled the throttling and re-ran the test (document length is now 155 bytes), and the results are by and large the same.
Thanks for the comparison!
One point on section 9, GitHub contributions, you’ve used the number of contributions from laravel/laravel (the scaffolding repo) as opposed to laravel/framework, which actually has 1,687 contributions as of today.