Pipedot Status Week 1

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story imageJust a quick update on the progress after its first week of life:
  • Thursday : registered the pipedot.org domain!
  • Friday : setup the DNS and mail servers.
  • Saturday : Web, database, and memcache servers built up.
  • Sunday : Load balancer added to balance between the two webservers. Also finished setting up the HTTPS certificate and IPv6 support.
  • Monday : Initial look, logos, icons and CSS design.
  • Tuesday : Database-backed stories (no more static placeholders).
  • Wednesday : Login system was enabled.
  • Thursday : The first poll was posted late Thursday in time for Valentines Day on Friday.
  • Saturday : Topics and the Pipe activated.
  • Sunday : Threaded comments and user-submitted stories enabled.
At this point, every page, except for search, is now a completely real page that renders from the database.

The code base is all new (not based on Slashcode) and using modern web technologies (nginx instead of Apache, no Perl CGI, etc...). There are currently six servers plus a load balancer with more webservers available to spin up as needed. Sections of code that are either CPU heavy or database intensive (threaded comments) are able to be memcached to maintain performance.

Stay tuned for the next week of updates!

Re: So, who do I sue? (Score: 1)

by preston@pipedot.org on 2014-02-22 02:57 (#4E)

I want to know who to sue as I didn't get a single-digit UID as I didn't know about this site until just now.

All kidding aside, great work. I started on something similar when I first saw Slashdot Business Intelligence rear it's ugly head, and had a vision for it that was just like this .. blue color and all.

I definitely like the pipe dot name better than slashampersand (the name I came up with), though.

So where can I checkout the source?

I've volunteered some on the soylentnews side, they have a pretty good team together.

I have always been pro-start-from-scratch, though. Never thought slashcode would ever be so closely mimicked.

I'm glad that both sites exist, if anything, to send a message and maintain free-press for developers and some fans of tech.

Kudos.
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