Archive for May, 2008

Now with Related Items

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The first pass of the related items feature has been implemented so that when you read a story you'll see items that are related on the right hand side. I'll be working on the sorting of these items over time to provide the best stories possible. Currently it's just a ...

ReadPath introduces Friends

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Yesterday ReadPath was updated to introduce the concept of Friends. You can now connect with other users on ReadPath. Currently the functionality available with Friends is rather limited. All that you can do is add them to your "Family", "Friends", or "CoWorkers" group. What will be coming in the next several ...

Forgot Password is finally back

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Forgot password is one of those little things that always seemed to get put off till later. Well I'm happy to announce that it's back. Should be fully functional, but let me know if you see any issues.

Dealing with IE6

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Wow, IE6 is a blast. No transparent png backgrounds. That's a real pain. Make it tough to do a clean look. Just going to have to give IE6 users a gif version without transparency. I just noticed though, that italic fonts are just plain ugly. Was trying to not put too ...

Performance Testing

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I spent some time last night going over several of the underlying systems that run ReadPath. Determining if the Apache setup was optimal. Making sure that ReadPath is using the latest version of MySQL. Also doing some rough load testing with JMeter. It's always nice to see that the blast type ...

Javascript speed improvements

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Did some profiling of ReadPath's javascript code last week because I was concerned with some slowness during updates when users had 1000's of subscriptions. When this happens the browser gets back a hash of counts of unread items for the subscriptions. If the count has changed from what the browser ...

Saving items is now live

Monday, May 12th, 2008

I've just updated the site to add the ability to save items and to view your saved items. Been making huge numbers of updates to the site in the last few days. Getting much closer to being feature complete.