Weekly Roundup (starting 17th Oct 2011)

Turns out that I didn’t forget to do a blog post the week before last, I just forgot the naming/dating convention I used, which was to (sensibly, I think!) name the blog post after the week it was describing rather than the week it was written. This is fairly reassuring as it means I didn’t forget about an entire week happening!

Last week was more rearranging and reorganising than new features, so we don’t have a huge amount to report, but we do have some upcoming blog posts that we hope you’ll be interested in!

  • Lots of little site and client fixes -  nothing especially major here, we moved some stuff around on the site (especially achievements and leaderboards stuff) to make a little more sense. So now when you opt-in to the IndieCity Extras on your game page the achievements and leaderboards management will appear there (and they aren’t on the navigation tabs any more).
  • Recommendations - our recommendations engine is coming along nicely, and we’ve asked Chris Flynn, who’s working on it, to write up a blog post explaining exactly what it is and how it will work. This post will be coming along a little later in the week, so look out for that!
  • Selenium - we’ve been making some changes to our build-release process with the help of this lovely piece of software. Over the past few weeks Chris Swan has been putting together automated testing using Selenium, so now we can automagically test the site pretty thoroughly at the push of a button. This means that we are now trying out a new method of updating the site on a daily basis, which should be much better for us and you!

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Monday, October 24th, 2011 News Author: hfordham

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