Archive for July, 2006

July update

July 9, 2006

I just rolled out a few updates.

First there is of course the normal batch of background optimizations. Then I got an e-mail (hi Todd) suggesting that I add a position based sort ordering to the word page. This turned out to be a really good idea, so I combined it with the default relevance sorting to get what is the new default, position + relevance. This orders your search results according to relevance as before and where in the string your query was found, the earlier the higher it ranks.

Todd also suggested that I automatically update the main word database (edict) daily since a lot of people send in new words and corrections daily at the WWWJDIC page. This is something I have been meaning to do ever since I started Denshi Jisho, so this seemed like a good time to get to it. So now instead of waiting for me to do it once a month, the server retrieves a fresh copy of edict every morning.

Lastly I’d like to thanks Colette for sending in the first donation. Greatly appreciated!