February 4, 2006
Doing HTTP Caching Right: Introducing httplib2
You need to understand HTTP caching. No, really, you do. I have mentioned repeatedly that you need to choose your HTTP methods carefully when building a web service, in part because you can get the performance benefits of caching with GET. Well, if you want to get the real advantages of GET then you need to understand caching and how you can use it effectively to improve the performance of your service.