On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Jason Greene <jason.greene@redhat.com> wrote:
> Development mode is always going to be massively slower. For example when serving straight HTML serving straight from a cache can be several times faster than performing a timestamp check and then serving from the cache.

This is also something that should be a simple background thread. In production you are going to want to be able to update a static image without bouncing the server.

1) static image? only if you are in exploded mode
2) invalidation / cache timeout are more common approach for this.