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.
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.
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.
We are teetering on the edge of pushing the R4 upgrade and are trying to resolve all the issues before we do so. There comes a point when you have to push forward and we have named May 5th/6th as the day we will upgrade (unless a show stopper presents itself before then).
March has been spent improving the migration tool to speed up and improve the process of migrating data from other systems to Circle.
Ruby on Rails 4.2 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).
The focus in February has been on the DPS EFTPOS integration, data migration tools, and Rails 4.2 testing – which we need more of to ensure fewer problems arise when we push to prod.
The focus in January has been the Rails 4 upgrade and we are now at the point of wanting some brave, tech-savvy stores to beta test it.
The priority this month has been on speed and stability which required optimisations to POS requests and expanded servers as an insurance policy. The much requested Backorder Report that can be sent to suppliers was also delivered. We have also been pushing ahead with the Rails4 upgrade and hope to have a beta out in January.
Since the last update The big thing at the moment is the Rails 4 system upgrade and we are fairly confident that we will have all tests passed this month. It has taken a few months to get everything working on the new platform, but has been a lot faster than the last upgrade (r2 … Read More