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By Tony Mobily
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:54

News on development: what's new in Apollo?

When you work on your car, sometimes you do things that really show: a paint job, shiny new handles, etc: everybody will see them. Some other times, you might add some fancy indicator to the dashboard: every user will notice them. Finally, sometimes you need to work on the engine itself: nothing changes from the outside, and the car is still the same car as ever. However, the engine is happier and will run for longer.

Well, over the last 2 weeks we have been working on Apollo's engine. We are working on the major update of one of the main Javascript libraries we use. Since there is a ton and a half of code involved, this is not just a matter of replacing the library and running the test units: everything actually needs to be checked manually, and carefully.

From a user's perspective, the main advantages of the new library will be support for IE9 (which is becoming increasingly requested), as well as fancy features involving file uploads. However, the real advantage is that Apollo will be using a much newer, updated library. In car terms, the engine will be shiny, clean, and more durable.

We have reserved the right to surprise you with a new feature as well (it's the least we could do!). Some of you who communicated with us by email already know what I am talking about -- hopefully you will read this blog a little too late, and won't spoil the surprise for everybody else!

6 comments so far

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Mon, 01/16/2012 - 19:11


If the surprise is what I think it is then I can't wait :-)

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Tony Mobily

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 19:19


We announced it on twitter! :D

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Lars Grijsen

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 22:13


Nice feature. Thanks for that.

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Mon, 01/16/2012 - 23:21


Yesssssssssssssss! Tag Management!!!!!!!!!!!!
May a thousand pizzas rain down on your lunchtime!!!
Whooooooooo-hoooooooooo! We can finally clean up all the typos and inconsistencies!!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy!

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Hoffmann aus Stuttgart

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 02:52


Tag-Management - nice! Even though it does not solve my ghost-tag problem :)

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Tony Mobily

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 19:51


Can you please email me specifics about this problem?

merc followed by "at" and then