Today we released a new word count report feature. Counting words sounds really simple, however, if you dive deeper into the subject you quickly find out it’s not.
Our previous implementation was simple and did it’s job. It gave the project administrators an overview of what happened in the project and who made how many text changes. The problem was that it didn’t respect our proposed workflow and didn’t include the status information. Meaning, the system counted the words no matter what status of the text segment was. Our new implementation is much smarter and uses the segment’s status to decide whether to count or not. And we managed to recalculate the reports for previous work as well.