But, there are some definite caveats with such heavy caching of your web application’s resources. Namely, how to flush these caches – or should you go the “resource.name.build_id” route? And what about SSL requests? Read on to see how I solved these challenges.
We moved our static resources to S3 back in May of this year. The transition was so ‘simple’ and seemless that it’s hard to believe we’ve been using it for over 6 months now. Matthias is now thinking about doing the same and asked me for a howto including any pitfalls and caveats that I stumbled upon along the way.
Did you know that the first release notes for S3 date back to March of 2006? It’s pretty safe to say that Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a very mature service. S3 – just uttering those 2 characters alone bring up visions of fluffy cloud coolness and limitless storage arrays. But is it a real business advantage? Half a year later, I’m completely convinced.