The Hussey Coding Technical Journal

The Hussey Coding Technical Journal

24 September 2014

Evolved Caching 1.9.0 released


Version 1.9.0 of our flagship Magento extension, full page caching solution Evolved Caching has just been released.  1.9.0 marks the 12th release since version 1.8.0 and again a lot has changed.  We have added support for a wider range of setups (for instance supporting installs in a subdirectory), added better and more complete admin notifications to improve usability, greatly increased the number of scenarios under which the cache is refreshed (for instance on a frontend sale, and when taking admin action like creating orders and credit memos) and implemented a number of other functionality improvements and minor bug fixes.

The most noteworthy addition to the extension however is the use of BigPipe technology, new to 1.9.0.  This replaces the previous non AJAX dynamic content serving strategy and we believe Evolved Caching to be the first full page caching extension to implement it.  This greatly improves performance when compared to the previous non AJAX strategy and means that now both AJAX and non AJAX methods are closely comparable in performance terms.

BigPipe Update Strategy
BigPipe Update Strategy

Using BigPipe strategy brings a major advantage.  When using AJAX updating for dynamic content, if you exclude a block from caching which relies on certain JavaScript functionality, you may find this functionality breaks.  While you can already resolve these problems by using the evolved:loaded JavaScript event Evolved Caching fires, by switching to BigPipe you can now resolve these issues without any technical knowledge and still keep outstanding performance.


You can read about the full capabilities of Evolved Caching including in depth usage and full benchmarks here.

The extension is compatible with Magento 1.4 and above.  You can view all Hussey Coding extensions including this one on Magento Connect, and you can purchase Evolved Caching here.

12 May 2014

Magento performance profiler


We have recently launched our latest tool which is designed to go hand in hand with Evolved Caching, our performance profiler.  Evolved Caching is our highly advanced Magento full page caching solution, which we truly believe is the best caching solution in the market place, oustripping alternatives both in terms of performance, and versatility.

We know that you want to be sure before purchasing an extension like Evolved Caching, and to help you make the right choice is exactly why we created our profiler.  The completely free tool makes it quick and easy to analyse the performance of your store and gives you straight forward and clear advice, highly tailored to your store and it's current performance.

It's not sales driven, so if the performance of your store is already good then it will tell you that you don't need Evolved Caching.  If there is potential for improving performance then it will tell you how you can do that, and give you the reasons why you might want to consider purchasing Evolved Caching.

You may already have come across our previous blog post about Magento performance - it's a great source of information which shows you three important areas to look at when assessing the performance of your store.  The profiler is designed to asses, in real time, the areas discussed in the post and will give you clear information about current performance, it will also show you any areas of improvement, and make a recommendation on what kind of improvement you would be likely to see using Evolved Caching.

So along with the extensive documentation that already exists for Evolved Caching, and the performance information given in the blog post, we are confident that the addition of the profiler allows you to make a truly educated decision about purchasing our top rated caching extension, Evolved Caching.


You can read about the full capabilities of Evolved Caching including in depth usage and full benchmarks here.

The extension is compatible with Magento 1.4 and above.  You can view all Hussey Coding extensions including this one on Magento Connect, and you can purchase Evolved Caching here.

9 April 2014

Evolved Caching 1.8.0 released


Version 1.8.0 of our flagship Magento extension, full page caching solution Evolved Caching has just been released.  As ever a lot has changed since version 1.7.0, and a number of fixes for occasionally occurring bugs are now in place.  More importantly however are two major new features added for this release.

The first major addition is the automatic re-caching of pages for scheduled design changes, and product special prices.  If you have configured a store wide, category based, or product based design change to run for a limited time, the relevant cached pages will now be cleared and re-cached automatically at the start, and end of this period.  The same is also true when scheduling a time limited special price for a product.  So now you can be sure your cache will always be up to date, even during seasonal promotions.

Generate Cache button
Generate Cache button

The second major addition is a feature which many competing full page cache extension developers offer only as a separate, paid extension - a cache crawler.  The Full Page Cache Entries grid now features a new button, Generate Cache.  Once generated, by using automatic cache clearing and warming, the cache really keeps itself up to date.  However when there is no cache, whether that's because Evolved Caching has just been installed, or because the cache needed to be cleared for some reason, the Generate Cache button lets you immediately build up a good basic cache for the store.  The crawler will cache all CMS, category and product pages for the store, so a good percentage of pages a customer visits will be cached right from the outset.


You can read about the full capabilities of Evolved Caching including in depth usage and full benchmarks here.

The extension is compatible with Magento 1.4 and above.  You can view all Hussey Coding extensions including this one on Magento Connect, and you can purchase Evolved Caching here.

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