News



Look at my deformity:
No sign of conformity;
Strips of my flesh,
As they turn to ash;
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Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
* Updated to properly support Stormblood changes. Note, that there may still be some less obvious issues. We are working with XIVDB developer to identify and fix bugs in the Lodestone Parser.
[Changelog]

Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
+ Advanced search
+ Tracking of previous free companies for characters with appropriate output on their pages

General:
* Updated logic for blocks to improve performance in some cases and separate their caching logic
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Just to let you know, what kind of development is planned at the moment, here is the expected order:
1. Advanced search for Final Fantasy XIV Tracker
2. SilverSteam integration into current interface with only minimal changes in features
3. Complete removal of all legacy pages currently available, including DarkSteam and old SilverSteam
4. User registration, including through social networks (Google, VK, FaceBook for sure, possibly others, as well)
5. Linkage of registered users with Final
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General:
+ Added scroll-to-top function embedded into the footer
+ Added social sharing buttons
* Moved majority of styling from code to CSS files (use Ctrl+F5 in case of issues)
* Minor CSS updates (use Ctrl+F5 in case of issues)
* Minor back-end optimization

BIC Library:
+ Added support for API search with just BIC. Just replace the BASE64 code with BIC
* Now storing all information for codes, that is codes and names. This improves performance in some cases
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General:
- Removed top navigation
* Moved side (mobile) navigation to left column and merged it with breadcrumbs
+ Added Atom feeds for news and Final Fantasy XIV Tracker updates (by type)
- Removed old non-SQL Final Fantasy XIV Tracker, since it does not work now due to latest LodeStone update
+ Added blocks to highlights Free Companies, Linkshells and characters
+ Added unique BIC links to sitemap
* Changed the way description for articles is shown to same as for services
* Minor backend
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General:
- Removed "(page 1)" text from titles. Page number will be shown in title only if its number is 2 or more
+ Added breadcrumbs to news categories for consistency

BIC Library:
* Replaced loading.gif and refresh.png with font-awesome icons

Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
* Replaced loading.gif and greencheck.png with font-awesome icons
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Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
* Changed main page and search logic to limit the amount of information pushed to the page (better performance and readability)
* Updated some of the images with ones of higher resolution
+ Added "Tracker" to og:image
+ Added server to members
* Limit number of company ranks to 25 by default. Full history is still stored in database
* Limit number of total level changes to 25 by default. Full history is still stored in database
+ Added linkshells support
+ Added
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[Changelog]

Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
* Optimized history storage to save around 500 MBs on database level and improve overall performance
- Removed caching of FC Members, since it does not make a difference now
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Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
* Fixed level up and down arrows not showing

General:
* Merged Videos, Poems, Stories and Snippets with News module (treating as sub-types)
- Removed Media link along with sub-types Images and Audio
* Backend optimization
+ Added favicons
+ Added more meta-tags, including OGP ones
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BIC Library:
* Fixed some filters not working properly
* Fixed regression bug, when certain codes were not translated into words when showing detailed information or downloading a file
* Fixed issue, when some predecessor/successor calculations may have resulted in infinite loop
* Fixed issue, when in case of identical BIC used for 2 entities at least one of them could reference itself as both successor and predecessor

General:
* mod_rewrite tuning
* Backend optimization
[Changelog]

BIC Library:
+ Added advanced search option allowing to search by any field available
+ Added logic to show API link generation logic along with the links themselves (available in advanced search)
+ Added ability to exclude columns when downloading files, if using query
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BIC Library:
* Moved filtering function to server: on changes after 0.5 seconds server is requested for details based on filter. Only 100 results are return, unless you reset filter, otherwise you get all active BICs
- Removed "Inactive participants" checkbox, since it was initially used only for performance improvement, when calculations were done on client side
* Only active BICs are showed on initial load to reduce size
* Caching the BIC library on server so that it won't be created from
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BIC Library:
* Reduced page size by further cleaning up HTML code

Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
! Due to caching implementation items updates may be triggered less frequently. Update of this logic similar to BIC Library is in progress

General:
+ Added caching for extra performance boost, where applicable
* Moved contacts to Navbar
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BIC Library:
* Minor HTML corrections in code
* Only digits can be entered in BIC and Korr
+ Added alert when loading in Internet Explorer

Final Fantasy XIV Tracker:
* Restored functionality after LodeStone update
+ Added biography (LodeStone comment) to members
+ Added "manual" flag when adding companies manually
- Removed images from FCs in FC list as temporary solution to improve performance

General:
* Minor HTML corrections in code
+ Added compression on pages
+ Added Changelog category to
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BIC Library:
+ Added links to download BIC library in CSV, XML and JSON formats
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BIC Library:
+ Added onclick event on BIC library date to reload page, if BIC was updated
+ Added ability to force update by clicking on BIC library date
* Fixed issue, when clicking non-active organization when appropriate checkbox is unchecked it was not filtered out
* Decreased grace time for BIC update check form 6 to 3 hours
* Forced update when current date is equal or larger than date of the latest BIC file or larger than date of the previous BIC file
* Forced update if BIC zip is missing
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Updated BIC Library and I call it an actual production version.
Unlike similar services it now provides filtering, linkage to SWIFT codes, where applicable, allows for easier traversal through children and parent organizations, shows full chain of RKC and successors, provides convenient links to call or search the address on map using Google and Yandex.
All of this - on one page. Updates automatically.


It's possible to provide custom feeds, so, please, contact me if you want something like this.
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Added a BIC Library module, which will be useful for Russian financial organizations. At the moment it's just very basic search, but I plan to add BICs' detailed view, automated update (with ability to force it), parent-child relationship visualization. But even now it has a linkage of Russian BICs to SWIFT ones, unlike most similar services out there.
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Dues to LodeStone update on 31.03.2017 FFTracker is not working as expected. It is being decided how to approach this significant change: re-write the code completely by myself, or wait for XIVSync to get updated and start using it instead.
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