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Good Sunday everyone! (Wait, that means work or school tomorrow AHH!)

Many changes have been made since the last time I have posted (March 4). To summarize, I'm trying to resolve a lot of the foundational issues. The issues fall into these categories.

  1. Database optimization: Since Jappleng is growing pretty massively with millions of pages already and a lot of features wrapped around everything, optimizing the database and its queries is pretty critical right now.
     
  2. Fixing site-breaking bugs: There are many of them right now and I'm working diligently on fixing them. Some of them don't make any sense but I'll have to dive deeper to find the root cause.
     
  3. Offloading resources: Since Jappleng has suddenly surged in popularity during its development phase, I need to start moving resources such as images, CSS, Javascript files off on its own server. Think of it in terms of a CDN. Jappleng may be speedy on my computer but I have a pretty powerful computer… But even if I scale up the server (which would be very expensive), there's too much going on for it to make sense. So a separate server needs to be used to render those resources. In addition to this, I'll have to first work on how Jappleng loads every image at once right now. Instead, it should load a few in paralel but also not load everything that you don't see. Otherwise it's too straining.

Once these foundational issues are resolved, then more attention can be put towards adding new features and content.


 

What has changed since March 4?

  1. I optimized the database system for the Entertainment section (Anime & Manga), this made it much faster to load pages. Basically the home page was so poorly optimized that it took a good 20 seconds (and beyond) to load just the database stuff! now it's sub-second to do everything. Big, big, deal!
  2. For some reason there was this huge issue where a lot of database tables lost information about auto-incrementing their ID's. This was a big headache and took all Saturday afternoon to fix. Because of this, there was a period of information that was lost but don't worry, no one lost their account.
  3. While i was fixing auto-incrementing, I went through and optimized the database even further.
  4. Episode count now shows during searches instead of showing just “Episodes:”. 
  5. Fixed the issue when viewing character pages, some of them would just cause a blank page to load. That is fixed but I need to develop a new script that fixes their profile information. For some reason it's really weirdly broken for some of them. I have an idea how to fix it but it'll take time.
  6. Resolved issue where “My Likes” and “My Lists” button stopped working on the Entertainment home page. For some reason it's not working on other pages and I don't know why. I spent hours trying to figure out what is wrong but it makes zero sense.
  7. Updated a couple dozen anime titles; added descriptions, new cover art / poster art, new characters etc… I noticed some manga are “now releasing” as an anime which is weird. I was going to fix that but then noticed the auto-increment thing was broken. So will have to fix that somehow.

What is coming next?

My next priority will be to fix some of the site breaking bugs, like why is it that the javacript loads for pages that isn't home page but doesn't actually do anything? This is a show-stopper since a lot of functionality is suddenly missing. Then I'll continue with the 3 priorities. :)

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Also we're at 9,700 unique users in 30 days! When we reach 10,000 I'll release a special daily login event where you can login each day to get a bunch of j-coins and other super rewards!

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Looks like the parser on the forum is using the old one, so will have to fix it. I was saying that the daily login rewards announcement has been made and to follow that link. Will be fixing the parser for the next update :)

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