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Connect Dev Notes: 28 Nov 2012

Created: 28 Nov 2012 • Updated: 14 May 2014 • Page Views: 8
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User Facing: Desktop

  • Added a "Language Translation" option that allows users to view a machine-translated version of any article in either French, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Simplified Chinese. Read more here:
  • Added code that flushes blog home pages from the Akamai caching servers when a new blog is posted that should be displayed on the home page.
  • Added an automated test for SymAccount outages. When the test discovers that SymAccount is down, a message is automatically displayed that explains the outage to users.
  • Updated collaborative articles code to properly display the list of users who contributed to a collaborative article.
  • Removed IT Trends feeds from non-trends pages.
  • Retooled Twitter feeds on Blog pages to support Twitter's new URL format.
  • Added Japanese and Chinese Simplified versions of the Terms and Conditions.

User Facing: Mobile

  • Fixed an issue with JQuery not loading properly for authenticated users.

Admin Facing

  • Improved the "user merge" script to move a user's bookmarks from the source account to the target account when consolidating two user accounts.

Behind the Scenes

  • Added PrivateNet switches between servers in our data center to resolve server-to-server communication issues during periods of high throughput.