18: Preparing for Black Friday


September 28th, 2017

27 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

Ben has finalized the logo for his Refactoring Rails course and is currently getting the intro/outro animations and the sales site designed. He also finished the notes for all the videos and was very pleased with the final edit quality. The launch date for RefactoringRails.io is October 16th, 2017. He is still considering options for his post-launch speaking tour.

At Drip, Derrick is deep in the backend scaling challenges with a lot of attention towards Black Friday for their ecommerce customers. They are looking to historical data in order to anticipate peak volumes and simulate high loads. One particular initiative they’re working on is “fair queuing” to improve Drip’s user experience under periods of high load.

Today’s Topics Include:

Refactoring Rails course development
Scaling challenges and Black Friday volume
High-load simulations
Amazon auto-scaling groups
Fair queuing
Open source libraries

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Links and resources:

Boston Elm Meetup
Refactoring Rails course logo
Rocky Mountain Ruby