October 2018: load performance improvements

What the team worked on in October

During October, the team have been working on mainly improving the load performance of the API to ensure it is scalable to handle large volumes quickly and easily. New URLs and logins will be provided shortly to those currently testing our API.

Alongside this, we have also been working on preparing the rules for how anonymous data will be aggregated into searchable collections within the Directory itself. With this a few field changes on the directory will be made, so it is worth taking a look at the new information available following these releases due to be made end of October/early November.

In addition, the team have been pulling together the recommendations following the focus groups and Design workshops with the research community. These have now identified a list of actions to start work on to improve the Directory and its usability itself. Those involved so far are likely to hear more about this shortly.

Supporting documentation and resources

A lot of work has also been done in setting up the right support documentation and processes to underpin this work, such as:

  • Updated data model documentation following some changes that have been made such as new ‘Collection Name’. More details will be in next months blog.

Upcoming work from November onward

The team are already busy working on planning for the next phase of work of sending data sent through the API to the Directory ensuring that it is automated wherever possible and easy to use.

More work will also be done with researchers and clinicians following the feedback from the focus groups and Design workshops.