These weeks keep on flying past so fast!
…but I thought I’d update you some of the recent developments under the hood as they are mostly invisible otherwise.
Since the release of Beta 34 on October 16 we’ve been hard at work to bring a couple of huge new things online. Firstly, the Frankie Pro video and audio recordings have been in beta test for a few weeks now. The recording itself works great but the automatic tooling to package the recordings after the event is still missing as is the UI (most notably the video and audio player for the archived event page). If you want to be among the first to have automatic recordings and want to help in testing, dm me and we’ll add you to the beta group.
The other big development front (pun intended) is the new frontend code, starting with the new DJ dashboard. The work is moving ahead nicely but first steps feel super slow as we need to build so many things from the ground up. To get a small idea how low-level some of the pieces are, past few days I’ve been working on packaging our internal logging tool (which is now open source!) so we can properly use it with all our projects. The only purpose for this tool is to help with development and output debug and error messages. In normal situations no one will ever see or even know that this exists, yet it is a crucial part of our tooling for the new code.
In similar fashion we’ve explored new design for data tables (code) and other tools like the script building tool (discussed here in more detail) for getting better understanding of the new UIs and general lower level bits that we need for building a long lasting foundation for the new frontend.
This all is, and should be, mostly irrelevant and boring to anyone else but developers. I just wanted to share the work here to remind everyone that even though there are less visual changes happening on the site, the work continues under the hood every day. And, it’s not that fun or exciting for us developers every day either
Happy weekend peeps!