Static vs. Dynamic Page Publishing

By Deane Barker on July 12, 2003

Is There a Gremlin in Your Website?: A solid argument for caching the output from your content management system and publishing the resulting static pages.

He’s the GRUPA gremlin. GRUPA stands for ‘Gratuitous Runtime Page Assembly.’ It’s what happens when you overapply the once (and still) popular idea that your system should always generate web pages ‘on the fly,’ i.e. a user clicks on a page that triggers some logic to extract snippets of content from a repository and assemble a complete page to stream back to the browser.