Caching

The (non)sense of caching

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Jeroen Resoort

I have seen several projects where the developers had implemented caching all over the place. Caches were causing a large increase of heap usage, and users were always complaining that they were not seeing the latest data. My opinion on this is that a decision to add caching should not be taken lightly. Adding a cache means adding a lot of additional (or so-called accidental) complexity and also has a functional impact on the users. Adding a cache raises a lot of questions that need to be answered:

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