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Making Things More Convenient

Chris Watson

Chris Watson

Core Maintainer

One of the biggest goals of Tourmaline since its inception has been to make things easier on the bot developer, while also limiting the possibility of runtime exceptions that cause the bot to go down. Those are both reasons why I chose Crystal as the language to build this framework on, as it's both easy to use with a beauitful syntax, and compiled with a strong type system which keeps you (for the most part) from making mistakes that could prove fatal during runtime. Well today I'm happy to announce a couple changes to the framework itself that should also serve to make life easier on you, the bot developer.

Performance Boosts!

Chris Watson

Chris Watson

Core Maintainer

Sorry it's been a while, anyone out there who might actually be reading this blog. Today I made a few changes that offer some pretty significant performance increases though, and as a bonus don't require any changes to existing code! So I wanted to take a minute and explain those changes, the benefits offered, and how I was able to find the bottleneck in the first place.

Persistence in Tourmaline

Chris Watson

Chris Watson

Core Maintainer

Persistence is a big deal for many bots, but providing an easy to use API for persistence is not a simple task. There are many reasons behind this, but the main one is that users tend to want multiple backends, and all of those backends have to be provided through an API that doesn't change between implementations.

Added Basic Filter Support

Chris Watson

Chris Watson

Core Maintainer

Well another day another update. Today I decided to to some work on the event handling, because it wasn't quite up to my standard of quality. It's still not quite there, but I think anyone using the project will appreciate this addition.