Code Quality Rank: L2
Programming language: Java
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Caching    
Latest version: v2.8.8

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Caffeine is a high performance, near optimal caching library. For more details, see our user's guide and browse the API docs for the latest release.


Caffeine provides an in-memory cache using a Google Guava inspired API. The improvements draw on our experience designing Guava's cache and ConcurrentLinkedHashMap.

LoadingCache<Key, Graph> graphs = Caffeine.newBuilder()
    .build(key -> createExpensiveGraph(key));

Features at a Glance

Caffeine provides flexible construction to create a cache with a combination of the following optional features:

In addition, Caffeine offers the following extensions:

Use Caffeine in a community provided integration:

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// Optional extensions

For Java 11 or above, use 3.x otherwise use 2.x.

See the release notes for details of the changes.

Snapshots of the development version are available in Sonatype's snapshots repository.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Caffeine README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.