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Wednesday 22nd April 2015 12:49 AM [Awasu News]

Work on the next release of Awasu has been well underway for a while now, as the optimizing juggernaut plows onwards and upwards 🙂 Part of doing this kind of work is to do before-and-after performance tests, to see how much better the new version is running, and I figured that since I was doing it already, I might as well do some tests on Awasu Server as well.

I've always known that Awasu Server runs much faster and more smoothly than the desktop version, but this is the first time I've collected hard data on how it performs, and the results are, well, impressive :jig:

You can check out the full report here, but to the right is the money shot: Awasu Server updates around 67% more channels per hour than Awasu Pro.

If that's not insanely awesome, I don't know what is ::-):

Awasu Server is in private beta, but if you have lots of channels [1]For example, some of our clients are running tens of thousands of channels., if you want to monitor huge amounts of information, then this is definitely the way to go.

And not only can Awasu bring in this amount of information at high-speed, it can also do something with it all, whether it be forward the information onto a database, or send out emails, or generate reports.

Drop us a line if you'd like to know more...

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1. For example, some of our clients are running tens of thousands of channels.
Tuesday 7th April 2015 2:05 AM [Awasu News,Tutorial]

As promised, the tutorial on writing Awasu plugin channels and channel hooks is now up here.

Part 1 talks about how to get set up with the new awasu_tools library, and how to generate a basic feed, then Part 2 shows how to convert a basic script into something that can be called by Awasu.

Part 3 explores some more of the features offered by the awasu_tools library, while Part 4 rounds things off by explaining how to compile your extension, ready for distribution.

Writing Awasu extensions has always been relatively easy, but there was a bit of a learning curve, mostly spent looking at the samples supplied with Awasu. Hopefully, this tutorial will make things a bit easier, and the new awasu_tools library really makes things a breeze ::-):

As an aside, I've been programming computers for around 30 years (professionally for 25), yet publishing my first bit of code on PyPI and GitHub somehow makes me suddenly feel like a Real Programmer 🙄

Still some life left in this old dog, methinks... :jig: