First off thank you for such an amazing platform to use. I am still getting use to it and enjoying it immensely. I have one question regarding caching during development. I am aware of the following to clear cache:
However, it seems I have to run this frequently to see changes which is inconvenient. A hack would to write a shell script like this:
cache.sh (chmod +x)
#!/bin/bash while true; do php artisan cache:clear sleep 2: # Re-run every two seconds, or until this is cancelled out done
Another possible way (I am unsure of) is to use array caching possibly, rather than files.
'default' => 'array',
This will obviously do nothing:
<meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="no-cache"> <meta http-equiv="expires" content="-1"> <meta http-equiv="pragma" content="no-cache">
Lastly, another idea I had was to set
opcache off and even run the artisan command from the PHP script. I prefer the
.env setup, so I tried mocking this up but I'm not sure where I should place it..
php_flag opcache.enable Off
I couldn't find the best solution nor know how you develop with the cache constantly rebuilding the front-end, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Im sorry if this has been covered in the docs or a forum I was not able to find it.
In your opcache settings in the php.ini on your development machine set the revalidation to 10 seconds
Then set checking timestamps to true
This way opcache will check if the cached version is older than 10 seconds if the file has changed. if so it updates the cached version.
on your development machine, go to your october install directory.
in october/config/cms.php set parsedPageCacheTTL to 1 minute.
'parsedPageCacheTTL' => 1,
Also, october "should" update the pages if the template files have been updated.
Also, in your browser open the console and disable caching there(on chrome press f12, click on network and check disable cache)
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