When dynamic becomes static : the next step in web caching techniques

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Proposal
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Intermediate

Excerpt

Tools like Varnish can improve scalability for static sites, but when user-specific content is needed, a hit to the backend webserver is still needed, causing scalability issues. We'll look at a new Nginx module which implements a fast

and scalable solution to this problem, changing the way developers think about designing sites with user-specific content.

Description

When your site gets swamped by a huge amount of visitors, tools like Varnish can improve scalability for static sites, but when user-specific content is needed, a hit to the backend webserver is still needed, causing scalability issues.
We’ll look at a new Nginx module which implements a fast and scalable solution to this problem, changing the way developers think about designing sites with user-specific content and changing the way data is (pre)processed for dynamic websites.

Tags

caching, nginx, slic, Varnish, esi, sessions

Speaking experience

I've been a regular speaker at open source conferences since 2011. Ratings and links (including slides for most talks) for my previous talks can be found via http://techblog.wimgodden.be/conference-talks/

Speaker

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    Wim Godden

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    Biography

    Wim Godden has been working with open source technologies since 1997 and has been involved in open source projects such as OpenX and PHPCompatibility.
    Next to web development, he’s worked with a wide range of technologies (from database clusters to Internet backbone design) and focuses a lot of his time on high-scalability projects and on coaching/training web engineers.