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CakePHP 2 Application Cookbook

By : James Watts, Cake Software Foundation, Inc.
Book Image

CakePHP 2 Application Cookbook

By: James Watts, Cake Software Foundation, Inc.

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters)
CakePHP 2 Application Cookbook
Credits
Foreword
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

View caching


Caching your views is an important step towards improving the loading time of your application as content is served faster. This can have a noticeable effect on users, as they get to content and features quicker, making them a bit happier.

In this recipe, we'll build an example scenario that shows off some of the base caching features of CakePHP.

Getting ready

First, open your core.php file in app/Config/, make sure the following line is not commented out, and set it to true:

Configure::write('Cache.check', true);

This configuration option enables and generates cached view files for requests.

Also, in your bootstrap.php file in app/Config/, make sure that CacheDispatcher is set in your Dispatcher.filters configuration. Take a look at the following example:

Configure::write('Dispatcher.filters', array(
  'AssetDispatcher',
  'CacheDispatcher'
));

We'll then need a controller to work with. So, create a TimestampsController.php file in app/Controller/, and add the following content:

&lt...