Forums

General Betting

Welcome to Live View – Take the tour to learn more
Start Tour
There is currently 1 person viewing this thread.
Moon Light
10 Dec 09 09:45
Joined:
Date Joined: 30 Aug 04
| Topic/replies: 757 | Blogger: Moon Light's blog
It's firing off exceptions like machine gun bullets.
Why don't BF clear out the tech staff and start again? What's to lose?
Pause Switch to Standard View Latest upgrade knackers API
Show More
Loading...
Report chrisb7 December 10, 2009 9:46 AM GMT
First time in a long time an upgrade has caused a problem with the API.
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 9:51 AM GMT
In a few months you mean.
Report gus December 10, 2009 10:00 AM GMT
which markets ... it looks ok to me, but i've only just fired up my app

don't want to go out and leave it running if there are serious probs.
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 10:01 AM GMT
getting BET_IN_PROGRESS in the horse markets, but it's not a market-specific prob.
You're brave if you set it going and then go out!
Report The Welsh One December 10, 2009 10:02 AM GMT
It's settled down on the football
Report gus December 10, 2009 10:03 AM GMT
no, i'm not brave, that's why i asked .... have to take the lappie out with me and rely on the alleged 'cloud' :)
Report roger_moore December 10, 2009 10:12 AM GMT
fixed now
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 10:13 AM GMT
I'll give it another try.
Report jabten. December 10, 2009 10:21 AM GMT
It's not fixed.
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 10:26 AM GMT
It's not as bad, but I've just got another one.
Report zooot December 10, 2009 10:32 AM GMT
Weird - every now and then everything flashes blank - all the bets and lays - then reappears.
Report basacasa December 10, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
Yes have the same problem zooot. Will be interesting to see the effect of this upgrade when the racing starts.
Report disturbed December 10, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
Anyone's got news from Betfair on this?
Report vic December 10, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
Market ProfitLoss intermittant
Report zooot December 10, 2009 10:42 AM GMT
I had some huge lags before the upgrade this morning and a couple since. May have been something other than BF. But this flashing since the upgrade is very annoying and unsettling - makes you wonder if it could go pear shaped at a critical time.
Report jabten. December 10, 2009 10:42 AM GMT
Said they were hoping to have it fixed within 20 minutes just after 11:00. Still problems though
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 10:51 AM GMT
It's BET_IN_PROGRESS, which is a database timeout.
Still happening, but less frequently than it was.
Report jabten. December 10, 2009 10:53 AM GMT
I'm still getting a load of general API_ERRORs. Apparently, it is still being investigated.
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 11:10 AM GMT
got worse again now. I'm packing it in for the day.
Report jabten. December 10, 2009 11:13 AM GMT
Yep, still getting errors on PlaceBets and CancelBets calls. Not so many on Read calls now though.
Report A.Knutsen December 10, 2009 11:24 AM GMT
ditto ... ff sake
Report jabten. December 10, 2009 11:27 AM GMT
Getting worse again now.
Report A.Knutsen December 10, 2009 11:28 AM GMT
What does QA stand for again?
Report A.Knutsen December 10, 2009 11:29 AM GMT
'test' ? sorry does not compute.
Report buzzer December 10, 2009 11:33 AM GMT
they've only just bothered to put it up on the service forum!
Report A.Knutsen December 10, 2009 12:26 PM GMT
Any ETA on when it will be fixed (or rolled back) ?
Report buzzer December 10, 2009 1:30 PM GMT
according to service API issues have been resolves but the site as a whole is fecked :)
Report gus December 10, 2009 1:34 PM GMT
quick ... engage Warp drive!
Report jabten. December 10, 2009 1:43 PM GMT
API definitely still in trouble. Getting all kinds of wonderful error messages now.
Report buzzer December 10, 2009 1:45 PM GMT
I'm knocking off for the day thought it was running ok but now getting error messages and frozen screen on desk top and laptop, not worth the risk
Report A.Knutsen December 10, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
still getting the odd 'connection timed out'
Report gus December 10, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
API seems t have taken a definite dislike for Fairyhouse ... had freezeups on every race there (socket errors)
Report thehun10. December 10, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
Still having problems with Loading Markets using the API.

Just got the error: There is an error in XML document (2, 812).
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 2:40 PM GMT
The idea of these upgrades is to deinstall a computer or two each time.
If the users get used to the degraded service, they sell them on eBay.
This also helps to reduce the electricity bill.
hth.
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 2:49 PM GMT
What does QA stand for again?

Quite Awful, of course.
Report gus December 10, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
... and reduces Global Warming :)
Report vic December 10, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
I've stopped for the day. Quite bad API performance
Report thehun10. December 10, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
I've stopped also, API unusable
Report Feck N. Eejit December 10, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
People can't get a bet on for the 60 million enquiries a second fired in by the ferengi.
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
I doubt that HFT practices are the problem.

a) it was working yesterday.
b) the enquiries are a different system load than the bet processing, and are likely to be cached. They are charged differently under the newish penalising scheme.
c) the system has never been fast enough for people to benefit from HFT anyway.
Report donemyconkers December 10, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/10/linx_failure/
Report Feck N. Eejit December 10, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
I doubt that HFT practices are the problem

I agree but if they didn't need feeding the system would only have a minute fraction of the complexity which would make it a lot more stable.
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
That's odd. I was just about to reply to a post re LINX failure when it disappeared.
I think it was a red herring anyway. I delved a bit further into the site he referred to and found:
The problem began at 18.35 last night and lasted for about an hour.
Report donemyconkers December 10, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
According to twitter lots of users still experiencing issues due to LINX problems
Report Moon Light December 10, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
If LINX is having any effect then it means BF have been outsourcing their server farms.
Report thehun10. December 10, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
Just ran the Kemp 17:00 using the API and it worked without any errors.
Thing are looking up.
Report chrisb7 December 11, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
Hopefully next Mondays update is a little smoother....
Report gus December 11, 2009 12:02 PM GMT
it seems find to me today ... reminds me of my time helpdesking:

"Have you tried switching it off an on again?"

"Yes of course"

"Ah well, give it a couple of minutes to settle in."
Report gus December 11, 2009 12:06 PM GMT
* find = fine :)
Report Moon Light December 11, 2009 1:09 PM GMT
OK today.
Why do they call these ordeals "upgrade?"
Report A.Knutsen December 11, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
GetAccountStatement seems to be faster ...
Report subversion December 11, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
hmmmm... the soccer/football markets seems to have disappeared completely from my getAllMarkets call today

was working fine yesterday
Report subversion December 11, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
hmmmm they've appeared now after 3rd login

how strange
Post Your Reply
<CTRL+Enter> to submit
Please login to post a reply.

Wonder

Instance ID: 13539
www.betfair.com