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Cache is King


You can cache everything. OK, maybe that isn’t exactly true, but it may be truer than you think. We will discuss caching techniques to speed up your user experiences with a mix of back end and front end, and hopefully a nice balance of code and theory. Memcached will be our primary focus in this talk as far as code goes, but the theory should be applicable to other technologies as well.


David Engel is a PHP and .NET developer with a Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Manitoba. David currently is the Applications Developer for Maxim Truck & Trailer where he works with open source and Microsoft technologies to develop both internal and external applications.


We’ll start the meet-up with pizza and networking at around 5:30. David will present at 6:00 and will try to wrap up by around 7:00 to get you home at a decent hour. Feel free to stick around after the presentation, however, as some of us like to carry our discussions over to King Street for refreshments.

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  • Aleks

    Hi. I just wanted to do a follow up on my experience with implementing memcached. A bit of a background, I am developing an app in an agent/client/server configuration - a web app.

    Before I implemented memcached, I implemented what HTTP/1.1 already offered for caching that being Etag and Last-Modified. My goal is to be fully RESTful so it's important for me to implement those first.

    I had an issue implementing Etag/Last-Modified on my development server because I had tried to duplicate the production server using SSL. Unless the SSL is implemented correctly and trusted then Etag/Last-Modified headers are not sent.

    Then I came across this Yahoo! video worth watching (yes, cache is king, too):

    Once I had the HTTP implementation in place then I could comfortably implement memcached and other optimization techniques.

    May 13, 2013

  • Pete M.

    Great talk Dave. I really got a lot out of it.

    May 1, 2013

  • Dan B.

    Thanks David and Tipping Canoe!

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • John H.

    Excellent! Ran over the meat of the topic and left plenty of time for discussion.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Ben R.

    Excellent presentation David! Learned a ton!

    April 30, 2013

  • Aleks

    Thank you for the presentation. I'll be implementing it day 1!

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Aleks

    I'm looking forward to it.

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Ben R.

    Sounds great!

    April 13, 2013

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