Matthew Hellinger

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Matthew Hellinger is a consultant to business owners in the E-commerce and SaaS spaces and brings additional experience leading mid- to senior-level PHP developers. His passion is optimizing solutions for security and real world business impact. With PHP development experience dating to the early days of PHP 4 and prior C/C++ development experience, he is thrilled to see the maturation and continued relevancy of the language. Matthew participates in PHP-related events in the Austin area and, in his spare time, dabbles in Python and web automation with Selenium.


Advanced Caching for High Throughput Dynamic Sites

By Matthew Hellinger

User tolerance for long website and application load times is extremely low. While PHP 7 produces considerably more efficient code than its predecessors, caching is vital for being able to meet performance expectations in high traffic environments. This article presents PHP-native caching options so developers can meet user expectations without needing to over-complicate the web stack.

Published in The New Frontend Fundamentals, April 2019