Just after a 'best-practise' pointer with this one really;
I have a 'setup' model for my application which only has a single record, holding the current settings of the app e.g. its mode (maintenance, normal, readonly) etc
I need to check the app's settings, at least once per page-load, sometimes more.
I know I could do this easily by pulling the record each time but was wondering if using global variables or something like a helper would be better? I do need to make these calls in both the controllers and views however.
Thanks in advance,