How we created the best online voting test
… and amazed ourselves
When the University of Antwerp in participation with Treecompany asked Wieni to develop the “Stemtest” (political online voting test) we instantly knew we didn’t want to build this in Drupal, like we do for most of our sites. At that time, we were experimenting with Backbone.js. This new project seemed like the perfect opportunity to gain some hands-on experience . We had to expect about six million submissions in one month, with peaks up to 15.000 users at the same time. This meant that we had to reevaluate the way we store data, and determine if we could minimize its retrieval or even avoid it altogether.