12/17/18 Dev Update

12/17/18 Dev Update

jdcannon | Dec 17, 2018
Bunches of stuff in the last 6 weeks. Here are some highlights:  - We now have Top Players in the More Menu https://www.chess.com/players- 3d boards now remember their size like the rest of boards.- Matches and Tournaments now include links to their event in the PGN. - Huge increase in size allowed for blogs. - Engines updated to Stockfish 10 for /analysis and /live- Exploit that allowed unlimited time for puzzle rush has been fixed. - Mods chats do not pop up over the board for Staff an...
10/26/18 Dev Update

10/26/18 Dev Update

jdcannon | Oct 26, 2018
- Invites to Analysis Boards now appear in the same place as the rest of game challenges:  -  IP Checks now check recent IP and Registration IP.  - UX Improvements to Settings menu in Nav:  - We've added a new page to clubs: Notes! Will only appear if you have notes enabled.   - I don't know why on earth you would want to, but you can turn off quick analysis in your live chess settings now. -Top Blog shown on Front Page now rotates randomly every 5 minutes from ...
10/11/18 Staff Only Dev Update

10/11/18 Staff Only Dev Update

jdcannon | Oct 11, 2018
New Stuff from the last 4 weeks. Eats your hearts out!  (if I missed something you worked on, please ping jd in Slack) - Instant analysis post-game for all members:  - Make sure to check out: https://www.chess.com/events/ which you can get to in your nav here:  - (Coming in next day or two) Top blog on front page will be randomly changed every 5 minutes from a pool of top blogs posted in last 48 hours.  - Support can see other's Daily Chat again.  - We have a Gifting Repo...
9/2/18 Staff Only Dev Update

9/2/18 Staff Only Dev Update

jdcannon | Sep 2, 2018
- Daily Dark Mode Overhaul  - https://www.chess.com/computer-chess-championship went live for everyone along with a 24/7 stream at https://www.twitch.tv/computerchess - The new Svelte Nav went live for all staff. Make sure to report any bugs!  - Related to the nav, check out this new Play Modal from the Nav: - For Club Swiss Events, the logo will now match your clubs (Already the case with Arena). -  In Live, you now have to turn on a setting to draw arrows during your game...
8/22/18 Staff Only Dev Update - 4pc edition

8/22/18 Staff Only Dev Update - 4pc edition

jdcannon | Aug 22, 2018
It's time we highlight the 23 improvements added to 4 Player Chess In the last two weeks alone! - No more ugly gray pieces cluttering up your captured piece list. - We now measure ping when loading player popup.  - Team chats are visible to spectators now. And after a game they are visible to everyone. Also they are saved to Archive. - More prominant settings Icon - Admins can now list reasons for a ban (soon anyone with support role should be able to handle bans) - You can cho...
8/21/18 Staff Only Dev Update

8/21/18 Staff Only Dev Update

jdcannon | Aug 21, 2018
- When "remove avatar" tool is used, there will be an admin note now.  - Button for new lessons that allows you to copy questions from English across if they are not already present.  - We have ability to require confirmation to resign in live chess now. (Currently Beta Only) - Tournaments/Arenas have a share button that copies URL to that event to your clipboard (Currently Beta Only) - The ability to right click and draw arrows in live is now a setting. The default is off (C...
8/15/18 Staff Only Dev Update

8/15/18 Staff Only Dev Update

jdcannon | Aug 15, 2018
- You can now see what account you are connected to via Twitch:  - We have notes as to who left comments for refunds etc; for example here: https://admin.chess.com/admin/payments/product/details/27166298 - When a user self-closes, or is closed voluntarily, their content is not automatically hidden; we will need to mute members who wish their content to be hidden.  - https://www.chess.com/gifs is now available to all members.  - It's now possible to close an ...
8/1/18 Staff Only Dev Update

8/1/18 Staff Only Dev Update

jdcannon | Aug 1, 2018
- Live Chess has some new settings (Some are still Beta only):  Specify your move method which will improve your board performance.  You now have the option to require confirmation before resign (off by default) and the ability to choose not to auto-switch to next game when playing a simul. - We updated our engine from stockfish 8 to stockfish 9.\ - We just upgraded to Symfony 4.0 but we've already upgraded again to 4.1 - Want to see who complains the most...
7/23/18 Staff Only Dev Update

7/23/18 Staff Only Dev Update

jdcannon | Jul 23, 2018
- Checkout the best bughouse players on Chess.com! We have a leaderboard for that now! https://www.chess.com/leaderboard/live/bughouse 
7/18/18 Staff Only Dev Update

7/18/18 Staff Only Dev Update

jdcannon | Jul 18, 2018
- New and sexy notifications page which is going to allow mobile notifications and this is a big step for the HERO feature:  https://www.chess.com/settings/notifications (If you are in beta, please leave to check this one out. It may be a brand new feature, but we're already working to improve it.  - We have started adding ability to give gifts directly from username popups! The option still missing from several places but its getting there!