Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bracket Refreshing Awesomeness

I just finished a revision that allows for bracket refreshing without full page loads. I'll be publishing the update to production this evening, and it carries with it the following improvements:

  • Brackets will automatically update every minute - see results as they come in without touching anything.
  • Score reporting/editing within a bracket is no longer followed by a full page reload. A quick refresh is done instead...much smoother!
Also, swiss tournaments were recently refined a bit. They should run smoothly from start to finish now, and pairing should correctly follow FIDE specifications for most cases.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Swiss Tournaments!

Challonge is now offering Swiss-system tournaments! I expect there will need to be a few revisions to the pairing algorithm, so I encourage Swiss-pairing-masters to check things out and get me in line.

Also among the updates:
  • Avatar uploading - While I still encourage the use of Gravatar, I realize many users either don't have Gravatar accounts or would prefer to have distinct Challonge avatars.
  • Updates to database schema for storing scores. This should speed things up a tad and fix a bug.