Just a heads up for developers and users:
Over the last day, I’ve noticed a significant increase in response time to API requests. For awhile the servers were pretty snappy, responding to API requests in under 5 seconds. It’s now back to the 15 to 20 second response per API request that we saw earlier. I don’t know if the server slow downs are related to the downtime Aspose reported (and didn’t report) recently.
We’ve let our users know that response times for building presentations may be extended.
– my suggestion for developers is that you cannot depend on Aspose cloud.slides for realtime response. We’ve developed our applications as a batch process where the information is collected and then a separate task is kicked off to do the PPT processing. After the process finishes (typically 10 api calls @ 20 seconds each = 4 minutes) the user gets an email saying that the presentation is ready. Not ideal, but better than having a user watch a spinning wait for 5 minuts.