DISCLAIMER: This is going to involve some technical stuff, so if geek-speak makes your eyes bleed .. you’ve been warned.
As more and more sales are going through the new Marketplace there are ever increasing reports of delays in delivering purchases. After having worked at another Virtual Goods website and understanding what I do about Magic Boxes and how they are told to deliver items, I’m not surprised. Follow along with me for a bit and I think you’ll understand why as well.
First off the Marketplace is a “Multi-Threaded” website application. What that means in simple terms is that 100’s of people can use it at the same time. It’s written using a language and it’s based on an Open Source shopping package that provide this sort of “more than one at a time” functionality. So far, so good.
However when someone makes a purchase, that is when “more than one at a time” turns into “everyone get in single file”. Why? Well it’s because of how they’ve implemented deliveries. Continue reading “Delivery Problems on the New Second Life Marketplace” »»