Microsoft's spin on memcached

Microsoft cargo cults memcached! , via Simon Willison.

Back when I worked in a semi-.NET shop, we needed to cache some pretty expensive operations somewhere. In memory would have been ideal, but we had no way to coordinate between application servers. It ended up going in the database, because that made everyone feel safe. In hindsight, it probably wasn’t the greatest idea.

Long story short, my internal clock that tells me how long it will take Microsoft to clone a forehead-slappingly-obvious-idea is well set.

3 responses to “Microsoft's spin on memcached”

  1. I think the phrase “cargo cult” doesn’t mean what you think it means. :)

  2. Touché. Hopefully those that use this _will_.

  3. The real winner here us that you get to write XML config files to specify the TTL.