Over the past year our developers have been upgrading the framework that the Circle system is built on, from Ruby on Rails 3.2 (R3.2) to Ruby on Rails 4.2 (R4.2). Now that we are at the stage of asking some of our technically minded customers to beta test it for us, it seems like the ideal time to answer some questions about it.
Between 2009 and 2015 the number of independent bookstores across the USA grew by 35%, from 1,651 stores to 2,227. So, how did they do it? Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, Ryan Raffaelli, puts this down to booksellers ability to reinvent and redefine the bookstore.
Through 2015 and particularly towards the end we were experiencing slowdowns and outages that were essentially related to high load. High load in cloud applications is a bit like the weather (in NZ anyway) you are never quite sure what is going to hit you or where it is going to come from. All load […]