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HTTP for Great Good



Thursday 11:30 a.m.--12:15 p.m.

Audience level: Intermediate

DESCRIPTION I will be explaining some of the tricks and details about how Disqus uses HTTP techniques to scale our Django backends by harnessing upstream caches.

ABSTRACT I will be providing a brief introduction into tools that work along-side Django, such as Varnish, and explaining how these critical components work together to make a fast user experience. "The fastest HTTP request is no HTTP request at all."

What tools does Django provide for working with this? What are things we can look out for? How can we rearchitect something to be more "cacheable"? What do all of these HTTP headers even mean?!


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