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message 1: by Shawn (new)

Shawn | 23 comments On the main page of my app I'm showing a list of all the books the user is reading and their progress. Right now that results in 1 + N web requests, something like this:

1 call to review/list.xml to get the list of the books on a users "currently-reading" shelf.

N calls for each book to review/show_by_user_and_book.xml

Is there a better way to get what percentage complete a user is on each of their books?

Thanks


message 2: by Ettore (new)

Ettore Pasquini I'm afraid we don't have an api for that. In our apps we show the progress on the book/show page of each book.


message 3: by Shawn (new)

Shawn | 23 comments Ah bummer, I really like the look of the GoodReads home page with all your books and their latest status on the right side and I'm recreating it.

I'll just issue a separate show_by_user_and_book for each book and see what that does to perf. I'm caching pretty heavily so hopefully it won't be too bad.

Thanks


message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy (michaeleconomy) We'll consider adding a call to make this a bit easier in the future.


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