With ElectricAccelerator 7.0 out the door, it’s finally time for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the unveiling of the Accelerator 7.0 “Ship It!” award. This time I picked the Clockwork Android, in light of our emphasis on Android build performance. Here’s the trading card that accompanied the figure:
As with the 6.2 award, I included some metrics about the release:
- Number of days in development. This release was relatively long compared to our other releases — not quite our longest development cycle, but close. That’s partly because this release encompassed the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, which typically costs us 3-4 weeks of development and testing time. We also deliberately pushed out the release date about 2 weeks to incorporate feedback from beta testers.
- JIRA issues closed. We resolved 185 issues in this release. That’s double what we had in 6.2, and it includes some really cool new features.
- Performance improvement. Since this release was all about performance, it made sense to include the data that proves our success. I had some trouble finding a good way to visualize the improvement, but I’m happy with the finished product.
Of course, none of the achievements in Accelerator 7.0 would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the incredibly talented Accelerator team. Thank you all!