Turbocharging work queues for TestFlight

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We’ve recently been hard at work helping TestFlight scale up their operations. They do a lot of heavy lifting with redis, celery and mysql so most of the work centres around finding and eliminating bottlenecks. The biggest gains have come from optimising their use of mysql from the worker processes’ standpoint, resulting in a three-fold […]

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Your Magento store + Anchor = ?

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A little bit of horn-blowing, the correct answer is of course “a winning combination”. 🙂 We often find ourselves bothered by PHP instead of being hot-and-bothered, but Magento is a pretty well-engineered app. It’s got solid documentation (a godsend), and while it’s very resource intensive if you’re a $5-a-month hosting customer, it’s clear they’ve given […]

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The Myth of Infinite Cloud Scalability

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Recently, I read an article from a fairly prominent “cloud computing” vendor, which contained a line that basically said “Let the cloud worry about your scalability and performance problems”. I nearly snorted my late-mid-morning can of mother out my nose when I read it. Here’s why. “Let the cloud worry about your scalability” is nothing […]

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