Zachary Lopez

Time Flies...

It’s been a minute…or two…or several months. Finding time to write is hard, or rather finding a way not to write is pretty easy. These last few months have been a whirlwind. Dealt with passing of my father due to cancer (fuck you, cancer!) and then have just dived into work and being a better engineer.

I guess this post will be an update and a committment to get back on the train and update this site more as head into 2016.

Work Update

I have been at FiveStars for almost 8 months now. In that time, I have the had the honor of working with a great team. Every day, we laugh and have a great time and get a ton done. Some of the things I’ve done, helped with, or learned about:

  • implemented a write-thru cache for a resource that created database contention and slowdown
  • helped with a read cache for an intensive sql query
  • learned how to use AWS, Loggly, New Relic, Sentry, OpsGenie to diagnose site issues
  • helped build out our front-end for scheduling promotions
  • tons of reading on site performance, db performance

The things I’m reading

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