In an attempt to get more clicks, this post (which, emphatically, is not a newsletter) has been rewritten in an annoying, nu-internet upworthy/buzzfeed stylee. Welcome aboard!
At 1:37 he hooks you in with a meteoric rise in users numbers. At
2:56 he explains some pretty cool hacks with SQL
ORDER BY RAND. At 3:17 your
mind is totally blown by the web-scale.
OK, so it's not even a video. But it is a pretty cool case study. Over the last year or so we've gone from hosting small hobby projects and small apps to hosting some serious, high-volume sites spiking up to hundreds of thousands of hits per hour. Read more about one of our customers who's built a popular web-radio station out of nothing, using web2py.
Also: illegal narcotics are involved. If that's not clickbait, I don't know what is!.
You didn't know Miley was one of our long-standing users? She has a Ph. D. in Computer Science, you know. And she shares a name with a celebrity. Here's what she had to say.
We use Ace for our in-browser editor -- it's an awesome open source component: the devs have been busy, and it now has loads of new features, including autocomplete, multi-line commment/uncomment, block selection, and much more.
You can consult a full list under the link "Keyboard Shortcuts" if you twerk your way over to editor via the files tab.
If you had just one chance to come up with a hosting plan, would you come up with anything as crazy as these guys did?
So we just launched a $99 "Startup plan", as part of our "all-growed-up-now" offering to more serious hosting users. Some people have told us they worry it's too big a leap from the $12 plan up to the $99 version. What do you think might work well as a stepping stone between the two? Email us -- email@example.com
Well, by "asked", we meant "imagined asking". And I don't think we really stretched to imagining asking 75 times. Anyway, here's refactoring cat!
Remember folks, only good test coverage can save you from becoming the refactoring cat!
It's all fun and games until everything explodes. Read up on one of the more stressful hours we've spent recently.
More generally, we're working towards a zero-downtime architecture, but while we're on our way there, we're going to have to keep having planned outages for new releases. As we get more and more serious customers, we can't get away with announcing them half an hour ahead of time on Twitter. We were thinking email notification, 24 hours ahead of time. But maybe you'd prefer something else? Answers on a postcard to firstname.lastname@example.org please!
[All right, that's enough - Ed.]
Keep in touch everyone! We always love to hear what y'all have to say.