Chapter 8. Cache me if you can
This chapter covers
- Managing client-side caching
- Introducing Catbox
- Server-side caching with hapi
There are two things that we always want to do in web applications:
- Give users the most up-to-date, relevant data that we can get our hands on
- Make the experience as quick as possible
We can’t always have both at the same time, so we find a compromise. Caching is the name of that compromise. Caching lets us serve data that is fresh enough, with the benefit that we can serve it a lot faster. It’s common sense, and sometimes this isn’t much of a compromise to make as figure 8.1 illustrates—in particular, when your data changes infrequently.
Figure 8.1. The server-side caching trade-off
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