Speed-up easy-thumbnails on S3

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I was developing a small app as a playground and confidence builder, choosing django, heroku and S3 as resources. One of the packages used is easy-thumbnails. Behaviour I chose to use the easy-thumbnails app with S3, a possibility granted by the storages framework. At a glance, everything works OK; thumbnails are created and rendered accordingly. However, on a thumbnail-heavy page, I (and my profiling app) noticed significant load times (3s for a page with 7 thumbnails). Drilling down, it became evident that something was checking the S3 bucket for each…read more