I wrote an article about the delays faced by customers trying to buy tickets for Glasgow 2014 during the first round of ticket sales in August. Many visitors to the site faced delays of up to an hour trying to buy tickets. I decided against publishing the article at the time, as I didn’t feel it was that newsworthy.
On 6th February, I went to the Manchester Web Performance meet up group at the BBC's new premises in Salford Quays. The attendance was very good, with around 60 developers and testers turning out.The presentation was delivered by Andy "Bob" Brockhurst - Principal Engineer, BBC Platforms/Frameworks. Andy began by describing the BBC's web platform which is based on RedHat Linux .Interestingly the BBC host all their 360+ applications on the same shared platform.