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Trying to get our arms around how to load test CiviCRM and it is turning out to be a major issue with quite a few steps. This post is primarily for us to sort things out and make sure we are on the right path. So here are the specific steps and various programs we'll use to test things out:
Fundraising C.O.R.E connects to the CiviCRM data tables as the source of data. CiviCRM in turn gets its data from the PayPal and Moneybookers synchronization engines we manage. Finally, we're using i18n for internationalization.
We also manage the fundraising pages on the Wikimedia Foundation site that feed data in.
700 Concurrent users...Read more
Just to set better context, here is our load testing scenario:
Last weekend Rupam Jaiswal, our CiviCRM team developer from India got married. A few of us from the team had gone for the wedding. It was great to see the transition from a developer whose days revolved around putting together code, into a bride who was now busy getting things together for the big day. She looked resplendent in her traditional Indian outfit.
We traveled for 2 days to reach her place, the venue for the wedding. In spite of being a remote town in Uttar Pradesh (India), the place was surprisingly very well developed. The thermal power plant in the area had to do with...Read more
One of our major goals for this year is to optimize CiviCRM to handle load in a graceful manner. This is extremely important for us with the Branner Project. One of our main goals for the project this year is to optimize CiviCRM to be able to handle the last weekend load nicely (similar to the slashdot effect, the application process has most of the applications being filed and completed the weekend it is due)
The application is a multi-step form, made up of approx 25-30 forms. We have data from last...Read more
One of the most frequently asked questions on the CiviCRM dev list is for help with installing CiviCRM. Most of the questions are quite similar, although each of them seems to have their own specific twist. We do agree that installing CiviCRM is not for the faint-hearted and it takes a fair amount of skill to get it up and running the first time.
In the recent past, CivicSpace has started rolling out a fabulous new service called CivicSpace On Demand. This is basically pre-installed and pre-configured Drupal 4.7, CiviCRM 1.5 along with...Read more
CiviMail, described in general previously, is our component for mass-mailing the CiviCRM contacts. In this entry, we’d like to get a bit more into the details on how CiviMail exactly works ‘under the hood’.
Recipients List Building
Getting the final list of recipients is not as easy as it may seem. If you look into the
getRecipients() method of the
Don't worry, the body is not as dire as the subject indicates. Just wanted to give folks some background about how we operate and manage to do what we do, and what we need to do to continue delivering an awesome product (or so we think ...)
We currently are spread across India (9 developers), Poland (1.5 developers), US (dave) and NZ (lobo).
CiviCRM was initially sponsored by a generous grant from the OSI Information Program. This enabled us to start our Polish and India operations. OSI funds helped pay for our...Read more
Now that 1.6 beta has been released - it's time to look ahead and prioritize the NEXT release (1.7).
There are a few "big features" we're targeting:
... and a number of smaller but significant feature candidates.
Check out the proposed release features here.
We strongly...Read more