Developer Blog



1.4 Release Hotfix
7/22/2019, 2:32:28 PM

1.4 Release
7/21/2019, 9:50:59 PM

This update contains several signficant new features requested by the community, in addition to a handful of bugfixes.

There have been a few tweaks to sitewide UI, but nothing too major. If you spot a change that you don't like, or spot a change that you do really like, let me know on Twitter or in Discord! It's your feedback that continues to allow me to make impactful updates.A big change you will notice is to blogs and cube descriptions. You can now add basic formatting, and tag cards. The UI is fairly straightforward, but once again let me know if you find anything cumbersome. One of our biggest priorities is user experience, so we it's very important to us that everything makes sense and is easy to use.

I am still working on the process of making Cube Cobra open source, but I do not have any new anouncements at this time.

Without any further ado, let's go over the changes.

New Features

  • You can now sort and filter by power, toughness, and loyalty
  • You can now sort and filter by format legality. Supported formats are: Vintage, Legacy, Modern, Standard, and Pauper
  • Visual spoiler added. Try it out by clicking 'Visual Spoiler' when looking at a cube list!
  • Added basic text editor for formatting for blog posts and cube descriptions
  • Blog posts can now be edited and removed
  • Blog posts and cube descriptions can now link to cards, which will show when hovered
  • When adding/removing cards, the body of the blog post can now be edited
  • Cubes are now automatically assigned based on what format all the cards are legal in
  • Cube size and 'power level' can be seen from any cube page, and from the cube summary card
  • All drafts can now be seen from a user's public profile
  • All drafts can now be viewed from a cube

Bugfixes


1.3 Release and Open Sourcing
7/18/2019, 3:11:10 PM

This update contains several high-impact features requested by users, as well as a few bugfixes. Some very notable features include the ability to now import cubes from cubetutor and big changes to the default sort for cube lists.

With this update, we're also very excited to announce that we have started pursuing the open source route, which will have huge implications for the site. As a user, this means you can expect more consistent updates, that are very meaningful to you. If you are a developer interested in contributing, I highly reccomend you join Cube Cobra's Discord (linked under About->Contact). There are a lot of very cool features in the pipeline, and going open source means it will be easier and faster to push out these features. We are still in the process of setting everything up, but stay tuned for updates!

New Features:

  • Import from cubetutor added.
  • Default view no longer contains any duplicate cards. Changing the sort can cause duplicate cards, each card will appear in each category it belongs in.
  • Users can now set the default sorting method for their cube, after changing the sort click the save default button and all users will have the sort defaulted to your preference when viewing your cube.
  • Donations page has been added.
  • Users can now upload .csv files to import their cube.
  • Oracle text has been added as field, is not currently usable yet.
  • Flip-cards now show their flip side in additional to their front for card previews.
  • Multicolored cards by default are separated by guild/color combo. This creates a more familiar default cube list view.
  • Bulk tag removal is now possible. Look in the group context menu by clicking the row group headers when viewing your cube.
  • Total number of cards added to cube overview.
  • Artist added as a card field.
  • Cards can now be added 'pre flipped'. Try adding 'Conqueror's Foothold' or 'Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin' to your cube pre-flipped to add some extra powerful nonbasic lands!
  • Art from back side of flipped cards can now be used for cube art. Just type in the name of the flip card to try it out.

Bugfixes:

  • Group tagging now will be properly saved.
  • Changing default cube image had huge up-front lag, causing problems when switched too fast after loading the page. Up-front lag has been fixed.
  • Group tags can now be properly removed.
  • Rework to how color is handled. Color identity and color are now seperate fields. Color identity can be overriden, but not color. 'Color Category' goes off of color identity and card type.

The next update may take some time to come through, as I will currently be working on getting on getting the project ready for open sourcing. There are still a lot of excellent feature requests I have received that are in the backlog, and will likely be worked on after the project is open sourced.

Once again, thank you for all the overwhelming support! The online cubing community is truly fantastic and I feel incredibly lucky to be on this adventure with all of you.


1.2 Release Hotfixes
7/16/2019, 6:58:09 PM

After yesterday's update, I've received overwhelming feedback and support. Thank you to everyone who reached out to me, you are truly helping make Cube Cobra a better platform!This update is primarily a hotfix to an issue with email authentication. Users who had issues with this should now be able to login. We are working hard at fixing the root cause, and we'll revert this change once it is working correctly again.

There are also several bugfixes I'm pushing out with this updates that have been reported by users including:

  • Advanced Search by users is now working correctly.
  • Conspiracies and Contraptions are sorted correctly now.
  • Editing the overview of your cube no longer gives an error about an invalid image.
  • Links to user's pages on their cubes are now working correctly.
  • Adding cards to cubes with accents is now working correctly.
  • File upload format is now more clear.
  • Color identity is a separate field that users can manipulate.
  • Filtering with only 'not' filters now works correctly.
  • Supertype and type are now separate fields.
  • Question Elemental can now be added to your cube.
  • Everythingamajig's multiple mana costs now work correctly.
  • Flip cards (e.g. Bushi Tenderfoot) can now be added to your cube correctly.

There are several feature requests I'll be working on getting out later this week, if possible. Keep track of updates on twitter and discord! Links are provided under 'contact', Thanks again for all the support!


1.2 Release
7/15/2019, 5:39:01 PM

This is a large update with several significant improvements to the cube list view. In addition to the improved features, we've also updated our contact email to support@cubecobra.com, and that has been reflected site-wide.The major features are the following:

  • Cube List Sorting
  • Cube List Filtering
  • Card Tags
  • Card Context Menu

Cube List Sorting

Cubes can now be sorted with a very high degree of flexibility! Try it out on any cube, choose a primary and secondary sort to change how the cube is displayed.

Cube List Filtering

Cubes can now be filtered alongside the sorting. To sort a cube, click the filters tab and add filters. Keep in mind that Cube Cobra primarily uses a category called 'Color Category' where we separate out all monocolored cards, and group multicolored cards all together under one label.

Card Tags

Card tags are tools for the cube designer to organize their cube. Tags can be used for signifying things such as for archetypes, card status, or anything else you might want or need! Cubes can be sorted and filtered by tags.

Card Context Menu

The card context menu is a powerful and easy to use method for tagging cards, changing the status (owned/ordered/not owned) of a card, removing a card, and buying a card! Click on any card in a cube list to try it out! You can also click on the row-group headers to view a context menu for a group of sorted cards!


This update is an important milestone for Cube Cobra, as it adds the tools necessary to be a powerful cube management tool. The next set of features in the pipeline are related to drafting and deckbuilding. If you have any questions, or suggestions, feel free to reach out to: support@cubecobra.com!


1.1 Release
6/26/2019, 5:22:09 PM

We now have a facebook page! Give it a like over at: https://www.facebook.com/CubeCobra


New Features:

  • Page does not redirect to home after logging in, will stay on same page.
  • Timestamp on blog posts is in a better format.
Bugfix:
    'Recent Decks' is now sorted correctly.


1.0 Release
6/24/2019, 11:42:29 PM

With this current update, that's adding this Dev Blog, I've finished my list of features for a 1.0 release! Please let me know if you have any bugs, through the discord (best option) or through email. You can find this information on the about->contact Happy Cubing!