New O’Reilly Book announced: “Getting started with Varnish Cache - Accelerate your web applications” | Varnish Software

New O’Reilly Book announced: “Getting started with Varnish Cache – Accelerate your web applications”

Oslo, London, Stockholm, Paris and New York – February 7, 2017, Varnish Software, a pioneer in caching software and high-performance content delivery, today announced the publication of a new O’Reilly Book called “Getting started with Varnish Cache – Accelerate your web applications” by technical evangelist Thijs Feryn. This practical guide will take readers step-by-step through Varnish Cache and will help them master the basics to accelerate their web applications. A free copy of the book is available for download here.

In our fast-paced world, users expect websites and web applications to be fast and reliable, otherwise, they will seek alternatives that are just a mouse-click away. In his hands-on book, Thijs Feryn explains how Varnish gives websites and web applications an immediate performance boost. He takes the readers through the installation and configuration process, showcases some of the HTTP best practices for Varnish and introduces them to the Varnish Configuration Language (VCL). The reader will further learn about topics such as the different cache invalidation strategies, configuring the access to backends using VCL, load-balancing capabilities of Varnish or leveraging its logging and monitoring tools. More advanced users will appreciate This Feryn’s tips and tricks from practice on how to use Varnish as a CDN, caching RESTful services or using Varnish modules (VMODS) for creating additional features.

“Generations of developers and engineers have learned new skills thanks to the prestigious O’Reilly books”, explains Hildur Smaradottir, VP – Marketing at Varnish Software.” As the biggest contributor to the Varnish community, we are honored that the software is now part of this hall of fame and want to congratulate Thijs Feryn for his outstanding job as an author.”

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