Mark van Eijk

Caching routes using filters in Laravel 4

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Caching in Laravel can be done in many ways and on many levels of coding. Like for instance you can cache the results that Eloquent returns, to save the load on your database. You can also cache time consuming operations like retrieving data from an external source. These are examples where you cache the result set of your data source and it's a good practice when you want to create a blazing fast website.

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Why you should use MariaDB instead of MySQL

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When you're working on a regular basis with Linux web servers, you'll probably have noticed that the main repositories are offering MariaDB as a replacement of MySQL when you're checking for the latest updates. It's a decision the large repositories have made because of the commercial and uncertain direction  MySQL is heading, while MariaDB offers itself as a great drop-in replacement.

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