The Real Reason Cache Invalidation is so Hard

Did you cache that?

I could use some clarity here “There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” Phil Karlton Yes, cache invalidation is hard, but do you know what’s harder? Figuring out what people mean when they say the word cache. And that, accidentally or not, can itself go under the naming things part of Phil Karlton’s famous quote. IT people have this tendency of slapping words together and expecting others to unscramble whatever they had in their minds when pronouncing them. [Read More]