Caching strategies

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Sam and Ryan have an open-ended conversation about different caching APIs and what kinds of benefits they might afford app developers. They discuss transparent caching layers, cache keys and surrogate keys in systems like Fastly, how SSG is effectively a high-level caching solution, Next.js 13.2’s cache API, Russian doll caching in Rails, whether a fetch cache is too high-level of an abstraction, and other topics.

They also have a retro on choosing to use Hygraph as Build UI’s CMS, discussing some surprises they encountered including the fact that Hygraph favors high availability over consistency (stale reads, which can cause issues with serverless) and rate limits (which causes issues with SSG).

Topics include:

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 1:18 - Retro on Hygraph
  • 16:27 - Caching conversation


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