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Picture this: You're the developer of a rapidly growing content site that's beginning to bog down at peak times. You can see that pretty soon the site will be running like molasses around the clock. So you do some research. You figure out that ColdFusion has a handy built-in mechanism that can help with performance: the CFCACHE tag. Sprinkling CFCACHE tags around strategic areas seems to help, and you rest easy. But then your manager comes by and says, "You're going to have to make some changes. We need to put a bread-crumb trail at the top of each page that lists each page the user clicked on to get there. And John in Sales would love it if the current time and date were displayed next to the article bylines. You can do that, right?" There is no way you'll be able to do what your manager wants with the CFCACHE system in place. Without CFCACHE your site is going to w... (more)