Posts Tagged ‘caching’

Python – Implementing Caching in Your Applications via Dictionaries

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Periodic Table of the ElementsIn this blog I demonstrate how you can implement and take advantage of caching in your Python scripts/applications.

Caching allows you to complete tasks more rapidly by storing and reusing results for repeated operations using the same criteria. For example, consider a function that takes several arguments and performs a complex calculation. What if you passed the same arguments to this function ten times; well, without caching, the same operation and complex calculation will be performed ten times. (more…)


Terracotta: Delivering Scalability and Availability

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Last Monday I attended a fascinating Java developer meeting in San Francisco. Orion Letizi, co-founder of Terracotta, gave a demonstration of a way to deliver enterprise-grade scalability and availability using an open-source network-attached memory solution for Java.  (more…)