Monday, June 11, 2012

Same Great Taste, Less Waiting

Once again, we've been a bit quiet lately here, with heads down in code bringing improvements to ShutterGuides. We've got quite a few exciting changes coming shortly, but this past weekend we pushed out some new changes to make things much snappier, helping you find great photo spots faster!

Just what did we do? We trimmed down quite a few unnecessary API calls with better caching, as well as split up some of the worst-performing web requests into separate AJAX calls so they wouldn't block page loading. To give a nice visual on the effects of the changes, here's a graph from NewRelic (which we use to watch ShutterGuides) of response time for the last 7 days. Take a guess at where we made the changes :)

This is great progress, and I'm excited for more great stuff to come! If you do notice anything a bit off, have an idea, or just want to say hello, please stop on by our feedback site and let us know what's on your mind!