How we improved Notify’s performance by upgrading the software we use, and what we learned along the way.
GDS’s internal IT infrastructure was built to support flexible working, so here’s how we were able to adapt to a completely remote workforce.
This post explains how our GOV.UK Email team used load testing and code profiling when migrating to GOV.UK Notify to make sure we could continue to send out 1 million emails per hour during peak times.
Our colleagues in the GOV.UK Email team send out notification emails to around 750,000 GOV.UK users who have signed up for alerts about significant content changes.
07 August 2020 update: We’ve updated this post to remove references to ‘whitelisting’ and ‘whitelists’. GDS has updated its style guide to ban references to the racist terms ‘whitelist’ and ‘blacklist’. We now use ‘allow list’ and ‘block list’ instead. …