Feb 20, 2013, 3:57:37 PM2/20/13
The serve gem + Heroku has been working very well for us as a way to quickly prototype, deploy and test a design with customers. But because we are on heroku, there are times when it takes a long time to load up the first screen; occasionally the request times out. This isn't ideal in that we like the prototypes to feel fast and responsive when testing with users, so even this initial load time is a little unpleasant when it does occur.
I understand that this is part of the deal with Heroku on the cheap and I'm certainly willing to accept that. However, I am looking to improve this if possible. If you were going to implement some basic caching (if caching is even a pertinent suggestion in this scenario) or something else to address this load issue, what would you look at doing?
One consideration is that I am not exporting/deploying static files via 'serve export', but deploying the whole serve setup to heroku because we areusing cookies and query strings to conditionally display content.