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Message from the Travis: October is reliability month
Hey everyone,

I'm going to be working on a few different projects in October to make the platform more reliable. From what I can tell, the 503 error rate right now is about 1.6% of all requests. I'm going to see if I can get that down to less than 0.2%.

This won't mean much to people but the Varnish cache hit % is 27% right now, meaning that if you load a page, 27% of the time it will be ready immediately, and won't have to be re-generated. I want to get this up to about 50% - which will in turn reduce the load on the back endweb servers, reducing 503 errors.

Right now the average request time is 13.6 seconds - there are some outlier slow requests that increase the average as 77% of requests are served in 0.5 seconds or less and 72% in 0.3 seconds or less.

The goal will be able to get 90%+ served in less than 0.5 seconds, making the site faster.

There will be a number of things I'll try to do meet these goals:
  • Coding changes
  • Moving more content/data to CloudFront that can be cached
  • Removing old code that isn't used anymore
  • Possibly making the servers bigger
This month I also want to redo the WF logo and possibly open a CafePress store so that if anyone is interested in ordering a WF t-shirt they can do so.
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