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RustyLogic blog: Speeding up the UI

written by John Allen, 29. January 2012

What if we could speed up the UI for the users and make it simpler at the same time. RQL caching to the rescue!
I have been reviewing old blog posts and forum entries and came across this little gem by Kim Dezen RedDot CMS Plugin - Add Page*.

Resulting in a page interface like this:

I thought I'd have a go myself but found the performance a little slow for users while the RQL churns in the background to find the template pre-assignments. Seeing as the template pre-assignments will hardly ever change once the project is built I decided to cache the results in a database resulting in an instantaneous population of the dropdown.

If a new option needs to be added to the dropdown simply delete the cache and let it be generated again!
[The only caveat is that the pre-assignments have to be taken from the template level and not the page instance itself but as this only happens very rarely (when the cache for a template is initialised) I can live with it.]


* Note: We are currently looking for the missing download. Please inform us, if you can help us to fix it. 

Source: Speeding up the UI

© copyright 2012 by John Allen