None, null, nil: lessons from caching & representing nothing with something
`There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things`. This talk is about the value of `nothing`. I will discuss the success of caching for app performance, but how at one point `nothing` took down production. Learn factors to consider when caching for APIs.
- Learn about caching and how to handle the problem of cache invalidation
- Why null values can be important and how to handle when they are expressed differently (
- Learn how caching can help with app and database performance
- Type: talk
- Expected length: 30min
- Intended audience: All