Diaspora is Growing and Changing Fast!
Diaspora continues to grow in popularity, this is awesome! Keeping up with this increasing demand on our servers is fun and challenging Backbone.jsto render the stream is mature enough to push out to all of you Fabulous Alpha Users.
Next up in alleviating our growing pains is migrating our database providers. Maxwell has been working with Sarah Mei and Tray Torrence on the not-so-trivial switch from Rackspace to Amazon’s RDS. Amazon’s services will allow joindiaspora.com to scale faster, and allowing us to keep up with the pace of the growing demand we’ve been seen on the site. A side effect of the switch means users of joindiaspora.com will experience a few hours of downtime tomorrow.
We will be trimming down and streamlining Diaspora’s code-base in the near-term. This goes in line with our goals of making Diaspora easier to develop, and more performant. If you’re a developer who fancies making code beautiful, we’d love to have you on board! Come talk with us on IRC (#diaspora-dev on freenode).
We hope you all bear with us as we make all of these new and exciting changes, which will ultimately make Diaspora as a whole faster and more stable as we meet the demand of you lovely users, and our amazing Developer Community!
Dennis and Daniel
UPDATE: You can read more about the technical details on the new dev blog: http://devblog.joindiaspora.com/2012/01/10/client-side-re-write-oh-my/