4th July 2023
With Coverage Bot tracking an increasing amount of the video-game-related internet, parts of the site started to slow to a crawl. The backend web scrape servers were using a lot of CPU, a lot of memory, and this was making the user-facing parts of the site wait around. Not too good!
As a solution, we decoupled all the tracking to separate servers. While we were there, we also migrated to new language and web framework versions. These changes have immeasurably improved site reliability and scalability as we have grown to support more indie games with their marketing tooling. 🙌