Once in a while at Grist we write some software that we think might be useful to people other than ourselves.  Sadly, we rarely have time to clean up and/or release these bits of code — there are few of us, and generally a lot to do.  That said, we’ve been able to make a happy exception in the case of IronCache.

IronCache is an extension for the ExpressionEngine CMS that boosts performance for high traffic sites by using memcached, the world’s most popular general-purpose memory caching system.  We’ve been using it here at Grist for about 18 months on our EE 1.x-based site.  We’ve ported it to EE2, and are now releasing it.

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