The individual items that make up the content of a page impact the cacheability of that page. In order for Drupal's cache and external caches to better understand how the content varies on a page, module developers use the
#cache render element property. The
#cache property defines cacheability metadata for individual elements in a render array.
Additionally, these Render API elements can become fairly complex. The calculation of what the final HTML output should look like often involves looking up content in the database, checking multiple conditions, maybe querying an external API, and various other tasks. This can cause turning a render array into HTML to become quite expensive. In order to speed up this process, the Render API will cache the generated HTML for each element and reuse it on future requests whenever possible -- but only if you tell it to do so.
In this tutorial, we'll look at:
- How render caching impacts the performance of a page
- Defining the cacheability of an item with cache tags, cache contexts, and cache max-age
- Examples of using the
#cacheproperty in a render array
By the end of this tutorial you should know how, and when, to use the
#cache property when defining render arrays.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?