Why is chess.com so slow?

52yrral

Chess.com still remains the best chess site ever!

24AyushChess

buts it super slow for me and its get annoying sometime

 

BISHOP_e3

omatamix
Martin_Stahl wrote:

There can be a lot of reasons, assuming the claim of faster is significant and accurate for any other sites. Lighter overall code-base, no advertisements, different handling of lag in general. While being open source is beneficial for many things, that isn't inherently going to make something faster. Also, bugs exist in open source projects, sometimes for years and years before being found. It isn't the perfect solution.

I'm just a moderator, not a paid for posting here, so I'm not really "you guys"

 

Well, if you are not a coder and don't understand this stuff please don't act like you do. Yes bugs exist in open-source projects, but looking at the performance and elegant code in open-source projects. It's understandable that open-source is the best route to go when it comes to code quality. I mean look at chess.com's four player chess. There is only one main developer. I am pretty sure if there was 2 identical 4 player chess servers, one open-source and the other closed. It will be clear the open-source server would have better performance. Just admit it, chess.com could do better.

m_connors

Please, please. "slow" is so insensitive and politically incorrect. I believe the term should be, "Time-challenged." I have never had this problem with Chess.com; however, I don't play games shorter than 2-day daily, so it really isn't an issue for me

And since this post was started back in 2017, you might say my reply was a bit time-challenged, as well . . . happy.png

52yrral

Ah, but the Post must always go through!

AmateurishChess01

[another site -- VP] servers are much faster, it is open source, but only one premove

dongxu

Echo everybody said. Chess.com should apologize to the poor management of the website. Worst ever

Martin_Stahl
omatamix wrote:

 

Well, if you are not a coder and don't understand this stuff please don't act like you do. Yes bugs exist in open-source projects, but looking at the performance and elegant code in open-source projects. It's understandable that open-source is the best route to go when it comes to code quality. I mean look at chess.com's four player chess. There is only one main developer. I am pretty sure if there was 2 identical 4 player chess servers, one open-source and the other closed. It will be clear the open-source server would have better performance. Just admit it, chess.com could do better.

 

Missed this reply. While I'm not a professional coder, my degree was actually about 60% programming related, so I have an inkling about what I posted.

 

While most of my coding-type work I do now is scripting, I could quickly get up to speed on most languages and be productive at the very least. Would take me a while to get good.

omatamix
Martin_Stahl wrote:
omatamix wrote:

 

Well, if you are not a coder and don't understand this stuff please don't act like you do. Yes bugs exist in open-source projects, but looking at the performance and elegant code in open-source projects. It's understandable that open-source is the best route to go when it comes to code quality. I mean look at chess.com's four player chess. There is only one main developer. I am pretty sure if there was 2 identical 4 player chess servers, one open-source and the other closed. It will be clear the open-source server would have better performance. Just admit it, chess.com could do better.

 

Missed this reply. While I'm not a professional coder, my degree was actually about 60% programming related, so I have an inkling about what I posted.

 

While most of my coding-type work I do now is scripting, I could quickly get up to speed on most languages and be productive at the very least. Would take me a while to get good.

 

Awesome. Then I apologize for that comment then.

omer_saka

When you lose a match against a cheater in a tournament  the system doesnt give you back the tournament point back.How could be this possible.I think it should be fixed.

thebird

I don't know that it's slow, but it uses a lot of data which is very strange. All it needs is about a byte to say the move and another byte or two to say how long the player's clock went between the time that she saw her opponent's move and made her own (so that the clocks align). In an age when we can stream HD movies, there's no reason for all these disconnections and lags and so on. It makes me wonder what chess.com is actually doing. 

 

Wazir20

It is slow sometimes so that we can control our speed...