Memcached

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Free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

http://memcached.org/


Installation



wget http://memcached.org/latest
tar -zxvf memcached-1.x.x.tar.gz
cd memcached-1.x.x
./configure && make && make test && sudo make install


Play with telnet

$ telnet localhost 11211
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
get foo
VALUE foo 0 2
hi
END
stats
STAT pid 8861
(etc)

Books

Getting Started with Memcached, 2013, http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Memcached-Ahmed-Soliman/dp/1782163220