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!

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by czert@pipedot.org on 2014-03-07 20:28 (#AY)

Okay, I have to join the praisefest. Having found out about this site only today, I'm extremely impressed by the functionality. Everthing already seems to work the way I always expected from both /. and soylent news. You may have lost the PR battle, but you simply deliver.

Here's to hoping that the comunity goes on growing and that the site keeps up with it.
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