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Side 7 Launches v4.1

Enjoy Side 7's new features and performance improvements!
by BadKarma
08 Nov 2010 - 08:44

It's here! It's here!

Side 7 v4.1 has finally launched. This was a tonne of work, truth be told. Most of it, you probably won't even notice as the majority of the work had to do with rebuilding some of the back-end of the site. What that means, though, is better optimization of the back end code, database, and database queries to improve site response times and to prepare for upcoming site features.

To highlight some of what you will notice in this update:

  • Profile Journals

  • Profile Links

  • Invite-A-Friend system (earns you 25 Account Credits per friend who signs up)

  • Lots of bug fixes and performance fixes for the site's forums

  • A few other minor features, and a tonne of back-end stuff



Check out the change history page for all the details.

So, yeah, you might notice that a few of the touted features of v4.1 aren't listed above. That's on purpose. The development schedule had become so out of scope that I decided to defer some features to a quick update (v4.1.1) upon which I can now concentrate. Hell, the forums bug fixes took several weeks on their own, and required so much in the way of database changes and code changes that it's almost a whole new animal.

So, I hope you enjoy the new features, and are looking forward to the next update.

Regards,
-- BK

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