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March 16, 2010

The Simple Client Interface, Now With More Simplicity

Simplicity. That's part of what has made memcached popular for bringing "fast" to web applications. The usage pattern is simple to understand, it's simple to install the server, and of course it's simple to get the client going with your application. In this last case, all you need to do is install the client, set up the server list, and start using it.

Could it be simpler? Sure.

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March 15, 2010

Want to know what your memcached servers are doing? Tap them.

We in the memcached community get a lot of requests on how to dump the content of a memcached server. Normally the responses to such requests are: “It's a cache, you shouldn't care what's in there.” It is possible to dump parts of the cache by using “stats dump ...”We in the memcached community get a lot of requests on how to dump the content of a memcached server. Normally the responses to such requests are: “It's a cache, you shouldn't care what's in there.”

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