Created by Timothy Cole, Software Engineer at Social Blade
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Jul 20, 2021
Used Redis
Used GraphQL
Built a feature
Contributed to an open-source project
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I've been working on my manga GraphQL API recently and I've noticed that getting information on series/manga takes upwards of 4 seconds on every request. This is mostly attributed to having to scrape for the info.

However, I realized that it isn't a good experience for consumers and can lead to more request to mangaupdates. So I decided to cache any requests, so future requests will be faster and use less resources.

Adding redis reduce request times from 2-3 seconds to 77 ms upon requesting for the same data.

If you want to try out the changes:

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Aug 25, 2021
Improved site performance
WordPress server
Set Up Redis
Improved page load
Apache Server
Optimized Wordpress
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I optimized a WordPress VPS Apache server by implementing PHP-FPM, setting up HTTP/2, installing Redis, and tweaking other backend settings. Together with some frontend optimization, PageSpeed desktop score went from 30-40 to 80-90!