I’ve worked hard the past few months to increase the performance of my WoW Token Tracker for a global audience. In this post, I detail the engineering efforts I made to increased the latency performance significantly, especially for those not in North America.
Foundational to the core of the game, Gold drives the economy in World of Warcraft. The WoW Token is a way for you to spend currency and receive gold, in a first-party manner. I talk about writing a simple and scalable token tracker.
While purpose-built Time Series Databases (TSDBs) have been around for a while, they’ve been surging in popularity recently as people are realizing the value of data-over-time. I’ve been working on some personal projects that make heavy use of these databases, and I took some of the most popular for a spin so you can learn…