A usability test can derail very quickly. Sometimes too quickly - you never get to see the feature you want to test in action. The users navigate strange paths or get hung up again and again on screens or tasks you never even considered. It’s going to be OK. You’re learning.
It’s not every day you’re asked to develop pages that will be viewed by millions of sports fans across the country during football season. But that’s exactly what Hudl did, and it’s nothing like an “intern project” at all.
At Hudl we use RabbitMQ to help us decouple some operations from impacting normal web requests. We smooth out spikes in write traffic and isolate long-running or CPU-intensive tasks. RabbitMQ is fast, full-featured, and offers good management/monitoring features.