Maybe AJAX Can Actually *Solve* a Problem

Over on the Basie blog, Florian has posted an idea about using AJAX to get around one of the most annoying problems in DrProject: timeouts during lengthy batch creation of projects and/or users. Basically, his plan is to have the browser send one create request at a time, instead of sending a batch to the server and asking it to do them all at once (which often led to timeouts, since each creation can take about one second, and classes often have a hundred students or more). It’s theoretically less efficient (more network traffic, and N rewrites of the .htaccess file instead of one), but “slower and always works” is better than “faster and sometimes fails”. He’d welcome your comments…

In the wake of posts about Shopify's support for white nationalists and DataCamp's attempts to cover up sexual harassment
I have had to disable comments on this blog. Please email me if you'd like to get in touch.