How a fantasy football site could improve its web performance game

It’s fair to say that we have a few football fans in the office. And in those rare moments when we’re not thinking about web performance, some of us like to indulge in something called the Fantasy Premier League.

However, even when we’re relaxing at home, the web performance hat is never completely removed. And when one of us received an invitation to select a squad for the 2014/15 season, he was shocked by what he found.
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No room for debate

You might have heard that broadcaster STV had a few problems streaming the Scottish independence debate on 5th August.

Since we can’t know what testing and preparation they did, we don’t plan to go on about how they got it all wrong. Because the truth is we have no idea whether or not they did. They might have done all the right testing, based on the best possible forecasts. As we’ve pointed out before, load testing is valuable because it minimises the risk associated with high traffic, not because it eliminates that risk entirely.
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