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Zend Framework in Action by Steven Brown, Nick Lo, Rob Allen

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Chapter 14. Caching: making it faster

This chapter covers
  • How caching works
  • Introducing the Zend_Cache component
  • Using Zend_Cache frontend classes
  • Choosing what to cache and for how long

Caching refers to taking a computationally expensive task, such as a database query or intense mathematical calculation, and storing the result so that next time the result can be quickly retrieved from the cache instead of repeating the task. This chapter will explain the benefits of caching, show you how to take advantage of these benefits using Zend Framework’s Zend_Cache, and guide you through the process for choosing appropriate cache settings for your application.

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