HTTP Caching is something many people have heard of, and usually know a bit about but skip implementing in any real way. Browsers are expected to everything correctly by default, and backend systems don’t bother because Redis Caching is apparently fine... Well it’s not. Balancing real-time information and avoiding making unnecessary requests isn’t a pipe dream, and there are plenty of tools out there to help you get it done right now.


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Rob Wilson at 20:47 on 10 Jan 2018

A other great talk by Phil. Alot has been learnt again (and yes, I'll be getting his book). Phil likes his slides, and they good and relevant but does fire through them quickly, and sometimes jumps ahead and then back again.

Great talk. Presented in a very approachable format. Good slides, perfect humour levels to keep it light and easy to follow. Presentation probably slightly speedy, slow down slightly in future giving the audience slightly longer to digest.

Paul Marks at 23:42 on 10 Jan 2018

Very charismatic style, made it entertaining aswell as interesting. Left feeling motivated to learn more.

I really enjoyed this talk, however probably went into it with the wrong end of things because I came out of it thinking that the whole thing could've been tightly summed up by "HTTP caching's great. Use it.", and couldn't see how as an API provider it showed me much about what I needed to do - but on further thought it was clearer that the talk was very much addressed at API consumers. This was my first time at PHPSW and I was very impressed with the speaker's easy manner, and clear depth of knowledge on the topic. With a little more preparation and fewer distractions from bike accidents (Hope you're OK Phil!) this could be a brilliant talk.

It's always awesome to witness Phil's energy and passion when presenting a tech topic. Lots of information about HTTP caching. A downside was a somewhat lack of structure/preparation of the talk itself.