Pareto Efficient

In search of pareto improvements

COUPONGOOD Release Notes: 07/14/08

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I write this on very low sleep while surrounded by dozens of 5 year olds in the SFO airport en route to NYC.  Advil anyone?

Okay.  We’ve been busy adding more stores, but most of the work in this release was on the backend.  Very good stuff, though

Tell us what you think:

  • Comment on this blog post -or-
  • Send bugs to: bugs [at] coupongood.org -or-
  • Send feedback to: 2cents [at] coupongood.org

Linkshare scraper:

  • Screen scrapers are pretty cool because they navigate the web read the pages, pull info (like coupons) and store them in the db.
  • We’ve started scraping the Linkshare network and the first run of the scraper added 288+ stores and 2,000+ coupons to the Coupongood.org site.  Enjoy 🙂

URL-search navigation:

Improved error checking:

  • We had some rogue ‘server 500’ errors that forced us to turn off ‘Categories Sections’ a couple times over the past week.
  • So, we bit the bullet and added a bunch of error checking.  We should identify and resolve any major or phantom issues much more quickly in the future. 🙂

Bug fixes:

  • We found and killed the source of the phantom “categories 500 errors”

Special thanks:

  • Thanks to Les for the search discussion
  • Thanks to Phil for the advice

Tell us what you think:

  • Comment on this blog post -or-
  • Send bugs to: bugs [at] coupongood.org -or-
  • Send feedback to: 2cents [at] coupongood.org
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Written by thetyson

July 14, 2008 at 9:33 am

Posted in CouponGood.org

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