Archive for May, 2010

More Props & Performance

A lot of you are wondering what exactly was in last night’s update. 99% of the update was focused on backend / geeky stuff. If you’re interested in the kinds of things of optimization we’ve done / will be doing on the front end, you can check YAHOO’s Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Website.

BUT…. there was also one other important change we made. Based on feedback we’ve received since well… pretty much since props began, we’ve increased the per user / per day limit from 3 to 10. We hope this will help all of you show your appreciation for your favorite blippers more!

Tonight’s Maintenance: Nuts & Bolts

Many of you have noticed that the site has been creaking a little bit lately. Our database servers have been under a bit of stress and that’s caused pages to take a while to load or even timeout. Tonight we’re going to be pushing a number of performance improvements both with regard to database queries as well as the front end. The end goal is to make the site faster, more responsive and reliable.

Please know that this is an ongoing effort and that tonight’s updates are just a first step in many that we have planned to really get everything as optimized as possible on the site. Naturally, there are other things we have to work into our development schedule besides performance, but from here on out, we’ll be trying to sneak some sort of performance improvement in along with whatever else we happen to be working on.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Know that even if we aren’t always the most responsive, we’re always listening and working to make Blip.fm a great place to enjoy music with friends!

Thanks and happy blipping,

– Yan and the Blip.fm Crew