RailsLab Scaling Rails: Episode #11 - Advanced HTTP Caching

Posted in Development, Frameworks, Databases, Project Management on March 22, 2009

Once you have a firm grasp of the 3 header tags we talked about in the previous episode (max-age, etags, and last_modified) you can start to take advantage of reverse proxy caches. In this episode we let you know exactly what a proxy cache is, and how you might use it to effectively scale a dynamic website to millions of users.

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Tags: Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Frameworks, Scalability, caching, eCommerce, database, RailsLab, Capacity Planning, Scaling Rails, Cache Expiration, Agile Development