– Creating Faster Web Applications

Memcached.orgMemcached is a platform that can be used in order to create faster web applications. From a strictly technical standpoint, it is a “distributed memory object caching system”.

Without going into too much unnecessary detail, what this caching system does is to reduce the database load that any application always entails by maximizing unused memory. In that way, information is found and accessed faster, and both database and API calls are dealt with more smoothly.

This platform is aimed at all these developers that have to face large data caches, and to whom faster deployment is an ongoing concern. You can download the latest stable version of Memecached on the site. And note that the API supports the vast majority of languages that are commonly used by developers.

As you can imagine, there is both a Wiki and a mailing list that you can become involved with. There is also a whole section devoted to the tracking and zapping of bugs, so you know that if you are going to give this a try you won’t be on your own. In Their Own Words

“Memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but originally intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

You can think of it as a short-term memory for your applications.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

The development of any project can be exponentially sped up using such a system.

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