Sept./Oct. 2017 Release Notes

Published on October 29, 2017 9:22 PM by dbo.

The release notes for September and October 2017 for the CFLdb family of sites features a few small improvements and bug fixes.

The following changes have been made to CFLdb Statistics since the last report:

  • Data: Updated positions or added assistant/positional coaches for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for 1975-1976, 1980-1984 and 1991-1993 (thanks Cathy Garski).
  • Data: Updated biographical information for another year’s worth of players (not visible yet).
  • Data: Added and updated on the weekly information (game results and details, coaching changes, awards, etc.)
  • Enhancement: Added ability to track attendance announced sellouts and display on game and attendance pages.
  • Enhancement: Improve performance on some pages.
  • Enhancement: Rearranged home page for better real estate usage for repeat visitors.
  • Enhancement: Add team category leaders to season page for seasons 2004 and greater (where CFL API data is available).
  • Enhancement: Revert experiment with navigation on league season pages, making them the same as other pages, and corrected an issue with this implementation that caused no links on Next and Previous buttons.
  • Bug: CFL on TV fixes/improvements.
  • Bug: Fix errors resulting from handling CFL API data on game and player career stats.
  • Bug: Fix bugs with game lead changes.
  • Bug: Fix league scoring records and differential, filter for appropriate league.
  • Bug: Fix scoring summary for old 2-point converts (thanks Cathy Garski).

In addition to the above, numerous other performance, administrative, or infrastructure related work to improve and maintain the sites is performed.

Long and Short Term Plans

I have a list of high priority infrastructure work that must be done on the sites this offseason. This will begin in December. I also have many ideas for enhancements to expose or add new data. This must be weighed against reworking the interface and experience of the site before it becomes too unwieldy for both the users and maintainers. This winter I will evaluate the need to restructure the site and develop a prioritized list of changes and new features and a roadmap for their completion. If things go well, a good start on the next version of the sites will be completed. If you have skills you wish to contribute, please let me know.

Contributions, Corrections and Suggestions

Send all contributions, corrections and suggestions to me via methods found on the Contact page. All contributions are credited, with more prominent credit for the largest contributors on the home page. The home page will, therefore, reflect the true owners of the site, those that research, compile and contribute data and corrections.

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