Server Scaling and the Circle Community

October 1, 2018News

The concern most frequently voiced by Circle users is how the system will cope as the community grows. Through server scaling we can ensure the speed and reliability of the programme when the user load increases. Read on to find out how.

System Updates 1 September – 30 September 2018

October 1, 2018System Updates

September has been spent pushing Accounts and Inwards Goods improvements to beta. As always, we would like you to test these changes for us to smooth out any problems and to properly prepare your staff. We have also added a green star to the Movers and PO Cart to help you make the most of Leading Edge deals.

Circle Community Best Sellers – September 2018

October 1, 2018Circle Community Best Sellers

Australian author Liane Mortiary’s latest novel ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ sold 2256 copies and is the September best seller. Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook ‘Ottolenghi: Simple’ sold 1560 copies, and ‘Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man #5)’ by Dav Pilkey is our third best seller, with 907 copies sold.

System Updates 1 August – 31 August 2018

September 7, 2018System Updates

This August we have focussed on improving the speed of the system and management of the load on our servers. We are developing a range of features that benefit secondhand booksellers; the first of these is a local image and we would appreciate shops testing it on beta for us. If you would like to suggest software changes that would assist secondhand sellers you are more than welcome to add to our work in progress document.

Circle Community Best Sellers – August 2018

September 5, 2018Circle Community Best Sellers

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s ‘104-Storey Treehouse’ is the Circle Best Seller this August with 1321 copies sold. ‘Scrublands’ by Chris Hammer has taken second place with 888 sales, and Scott Pape’s ‘Barefoot Investor’ remains in the top three, selling 854 copies.

System Updates 1 July – 31 July 2018

August 3, 2018System Updates

July has been focused on improvements and getting ready for some major system infrastructure upgrades. Implementing a Content Delivery Network (CDN) Google managed mysql and a load balancer. We are hoping to implement Google managed Mysql this weekend.

Circle Community Best Sellers – July 2018

August 1, 2018Circle Community Best Sellers

‘104-Storey Treehouse’, the latest instalment by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, has entered the Top 50 with an incredible 5659 sales since its release earlier in July. Scott Pape’s ‘Barefoot Investor’ has returned to second place, selling 957 copies, and Mark Manson’s ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ has slipped to third with 729 copies sold.

System Updates 1 June – 30 June 2018

July 4, 2018System Updates

June has again been focused on optimisations, bug fixes and improvements plus the ongoing effort to get the Rails 4 upgrade over the line. Delaying R4 is to make sure that it can handle the load and that as many bugs as possible are out before we move everyone onto it. Thank you to the stores that have been beta testing the R4 version.

Circle Community Best Sellers – June 2018

July 2, 2018Circle Community Best Sellers

David Walliams’ latest book ‘The World’s Worst Children #3’ is our June Best Seller, having sold 863 copies this month. Mark Manson’s ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ remains in the top three, selling 747 copies, and new release ‘Warlight’ by Michael Ondaatje has taken third place with 626 sales.

System Updates 1 May – 31 May 2018

June 6, 2018System Updates

May was dedicated to improving the Agency and Distributor settings and the efficiency of setting up new stores, while we continue pushing towards upgrading the framework our application runs on from Rails 3 to Rails 4, which has proved to be quite the undertaking. The new Customer Order Interface is ready to look at and there is a video covering its features.