FeedBurner Japan Re-Launched
Whew! After quite a few long days and nights by both the Chicago and Tokyo teams, the relaunch of FeedBurner.jp is finally complete and up and running. Even though we launched the Japanese version of the site some time ago, we have been running on separate codebases for the last year, which really hasn't been any fun for anyone.
From a software development perspetive, this meant whenever we added a feature to FeedBurner.com, we had to manually copy over and test the code on FeedBurner.jp - which made it difficult if not impossible to keep the two sites n sync. This of course was one of those decisions made when we first launched to acheive the quickest time to market, knowing full well it come to bite us in the ass later.
Knowing that, we embarqued on a project quite some time ago to fully internationalize the FeedBurner website so it would become much easier to support the features in multiple languages on a going forward basis. Now when we add features, they can become available in any language we have a translation for almost immediately.
This new unified, internationalized codebase is the basis for FeedBurner.jp - and we will be making other languages available on FeedBurner.com really soon!
So Kanpai! to Setsu and his entire team for working hard all weekend on this conversion. I certainly consider it a success!