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By evankoh posted on 19 Apr 2017  -  1,418 views


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Due to my lack of experience with infrastructure configuration, for the most part of last week, the experience of using StocksCafe has been unpleasantly slow. I apologize for that and am thankful for your patience.

Truth be told, it was rather stressful for me. I personally hate to use slow websites so I was waking up at ungodly hours (read: 4am) to configure the servers so as to impact as little users as possible, because during configuration, we often need to restart the server, and if mistakes are made, the server could go down for minutes or even hours.

After a week of learning and configuration, I believe we now have a reasonably decent response time. Before migration, 95% of requests took less than 0.5 seconds. Last week after migration, it shot up to 4+ seconds. Now, it is hovering around 0.4 seconds. Which actually means that it is better than before!
(of course, 0.4 seconds is just the server response time and does not include network latency)

Spam

I am still receiving reports of users not receiving emails, or them ending up in the spam folder. The easiest solution for you is to whitelist support@stocks.cafe.

Of course, the best solution is for emails from StocksCafe to not be labeled as spam in the first place. However, this is not completely within my control as it depends on a variety of factors, including how aggressive the spam protection program is. I have already taken the standard steps such as email authentication via SPF and DKIM. If you have any other suggestions, I am all ears.

So for now, please whitelist support@stocks.cafe and use gmail as far as possible as they seem more friendly to my emails.

Coding

After spending the the last many days on server configuration and setup, StocksCafe infrastructure is finally somewhat stable. Therefore, I will spend the upcoming days to do some coding (which I love)! In fact, I already started a little.

First, I realized that in the growing number of shared portfolios, many are actually inactive. What this means is that the owners of these portfolios have not visited StocksCafe in the last 21 days and hence certainly not been updating it. Therefore, I have hidden shared portfolios if their owners have not visited StocksCafe in the last 21 days so that we have a clean and active list of shared portfolios.

I have also implemented two new features for Hong Kong stocks. You can now search for HK stocks in the search bar (e.g. Genting Hong Kong). You can also add Hong Kong stocks into your watchlist.

Next, I will focus on getting Hong Kong stocks into your portfolio. Please stay tuned!

Happy investing!


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7 comments

runxuan87 - Thank you for your hard work. =)
19 Apr 2017 11:53:08

mithuprem - Thanks Evan. Is it possible to create multiple watch lists?
19 Apr 2017 12:12:05

derixtht - Thanks for the update and good work.
19 Apr 2017 14:40:45

azrael - Thank you for your hard work!
19 Apr 2017 17:21:10

piercesonny - Thank you Mr Evan for your diligent work.
19 Apr 2017 23:15:43

mithuprem - Yes, Faster than before. can open the page in a blink of an eye. Great.
21 Apr 2017 14:06:06

alphaev7 - keep up the good work!
25 Apr 2017 17:25:48



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