Caching strategies in Drupal

How Drupal's cache API can lead to blazing fast websites

Robert Douglass

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Drupal has a caching mechanism that prevents redundant data processing. Contributed modules can leverage this mechanism by using the caching API. This lecture introduces the API and shows two modules, the advcache and memcache modules, which offer extended advanced caching to Drupal sites, allowing them to run as much as 50 times faster than normal Drupal sites.