I read an article on a techie blog a while back that talked about the two main types of things developers worked on, fixing bugs and adding new features, and it occurred to me that the guy had forgotten one other important kind of work us programmers do: making the existing features work better.
It doesn't surprise me at all that he had forgotten this since it's not something that crosses the minds of most developers nor their managers. And while we're still adding new features and fixing the (ahem) one or two last bugs left, one of the key things we're focusing on in this release cycle is making what's there already work faster and better. If you haven't been keeping up with the alphas, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how much quicker and nicer to use this release is
The main highlights of this release:
- The ability to modify feed content before it is presented (read: ad blockers )
- Integration with Outbrain, an interesting new online rating service
- Lots and lots of optimizations!
Have fun y'all and a safe holiday season