Speed Improvements

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 06:17:15 -0400 - ajanata

We're aware that sometimes Justin.tv comes back with an error saying that we've exceeded the rate limit. To that end, I've slightly slowed down the live stream updater for Justin.tv streams, and I've added code to cache the stream embed HTML on our server instead of asking them for it every single time a page loads. The former means, unfortunately, that the live stream list will update about half as fast as before. The latter, however, means that most page loads should be much faster.

I'm also going to look into ways we can avoid hitting Justin.tv's rate limit in the first place so we can speed the updater up again. This won't be until the weekend, though. Hopefully the changes I made tonight will keep the error from appearing for now.

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