I’ve been experimenting with web-based Geolocation technologies in a small proof of concept Rails application. The application itself is pretty vanilla: I wanted to build something that shows me where I am right now, and where some determined locations are at a fixed position. The idea being that I could see how far away I am from my favourite donut shops. Read more...
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On the morning of April 19th, our phones started ringing, and our email clients started filling up quick. Our software, Woople, was suddenly inaccessible to a large majority of our users. My initial reaction was that the application servers had come crashing down. Woople’s usage has been growing fairly quickly in the past couple weeks. New Relic RPM showed us lower than normal usage, but our cluster was still responding as expected.