I've been running a small pool with friends for several days with few blocks mined (yay!). I am running Clintar's fork of the pool code: https://github.com/clintar/cryptonote-xmr-pool
Now I know the code is open so I can start digging. I'm a professional software developer, so this is something I intend to do at some point, but I need to improve my general knowledge of Monero first.
Are there "standard" configurations I could set the improve my pool's performance without changing the actual code? Like connecting it to several nodes in a hope to receive chain updates possibly faster?
I know my question is a bit vague, but I don't exactly know where to start. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me!