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  After a few conversations with Anchor, it was clear their team was a phenomenal fit for TestFlight. We would love to take credit for everything.. but the reality is that Anchor brought a wealth of experience to the table. They took our stack, analysed it and came up with a plan of attack which involved some fantastic technologies only well-bearded individuals should touch.” −Trystan Kosmynka – Co-Founder and CTO, Test Flight

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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 improvement in throughput. If you’re interested, have a look at TestFlight’s case study. It’s one part of the overall improvements that we’re pushing but it’s a great return for a small investment, which makes it worth noting. There’s also plenty more on the horizon for them, which we’re excited about. 🙂

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Flying high with TestFlight

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Regular readers will have seen that TestFlight went live on our new infrastructure last week. Now that that’s bedded down nicely, we can talk about the more fun, technical aspects of the project. When we sat down to analyse things we identified a handful of core goals for developing the new architecture: Scalability Consolidation Management In very-roughly that order of priority. Let’s have a quick look at what we started with, when TestFlight was hosted in the Linode cloud. Scalability and consolidation go hand in hand in the redesign. TestFlight’s tiered layout was solidly architected from the beginning and that hasn’t changed – clearly defined and separated layers make it easier to design fault-tolerant systems, and let you scale different areas appropriately. Each tier now has just a handful of…

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Chocks away for TestFlight!

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We pushed the big red button for TestFlight last night, they’re now up and running on our shiny new infrastructure. If you’re a TestFlight user this is already paying dividends – Trystan, their head-technical-honcho reports “Our concurrent traffic significantly increased as a result of the migration”. The taskforce we put together for this project has done a great job, and it really affirms TestFlight’s decision to come to Anchor. We found Anchor by researching scalability and load balancer best practices. We have people all over the world, so we thought why not work with an epic team in Sydney who really know their stuff. If you don’t know them, TestFlight helps iOS developers beta-test their applications. They make it easy to host and deploy the beta apps, find testers and…

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Test Flight gains new wings

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While they’re not live on the new infrastructure we’re building for them quite yet, we just wanted to put out a quick congratulations to TestFlight for their launch of TestFlight Live. Even though we’re not professional iOS devs, we have a keen eye for cool tech, and TestFlight’s approach to helping devs make better apps has appealed to us from the moment they first approached us to build them a new, super-scalable and fully-managed infrastructure in our new US facility. We’ll have a post or two in the future about what we’re doing with Test Flight, when it all goes live. Stay tuned!

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