Most viewed date range and support for new browsers - build #79 deployed
By Ari Shamash on Aug 10, 2009
Earlier today, we deployed build #79 of the Sun Software Library into production, enhancing the library functionality in the following areas:
- Most viewed date range: You can now select which time period should be displayed in the "most viewed" area of our home page, so you can see what's popular over different date ranges.
The default setting is "all time", so you'll see what's popular since the beginning of the Sun Software Library, since this is the view that was presented all along. If you want to see a different date range, simply change the setting.
There are two aspects of this date range that are worth noting:
- The data for this is updated once a day. Our "most viewed" data does not change all that often, and we didn't think it warranted the extra processing required to make this more real time. If you disagree, tell us.
- We keep the data for month boundaries only, so when you select "Current Month", you'll be seeing the "most viewed" entries for the current calendar month, not the past 30 days. For example, if you select "Current Month" on August 10th, you'll see the most popular entries for the month of August (e.g. the last 10 days only).
- Upgraded our Web UI to ExtJS 3.0: As mentioned elsewhere in this blog, we use the Ext JS Cross-Browser Rich Internet Application Framework widget set for developing our Web UI. Ext JS recently released version 3.0 of their library. We upgraded our Web UI to this new version, found some bugs along the way. The new library enabled us to support more browser types.
Crockford, into our NetBeans and Hudson based development process, as described in Ari Shamash's blog. I typically agree w/Douglas
Crockford, but JSLint did not hurt our feelings! We are human after all, we welcome tools that make our lives better and our development more efficient, as I've mentioned several times in this blog....
- Lots of bug fixes, as always.