Thursday, July 21, 2011

Snails Quietly Working

It's true, Challonge! has been pretty silent lately, but there's something very gradually evolving behind the scenes. First up will be a site-wide layout change that should be landing within the next couple weeks. From there, we'll be set up to accept sponsorships, scale more effectively, and start building in some long-awaited features.

Speaking of scaling, a third server was spun up today as a dedicated generator and content provider for live bracket images. This should reduce memory catastrophes on the app server, result in lower image update latency, and allow me to sleep more soundly at night. The database server will also be getting a memory hike in the near future that should hold it over until the next round of optimizations.