Lifeboat, Minecraft: Pocket Edition’s largest server network, has updated their back-end database and API site. They call it: Swordfish
? Notice less lag? Switching servers without logging in again? We have a new back-end database! Swordfish is live:https://t.co/rcb0cSXyRj ?
— Lifeboat (@lifeboatmc) July 15, 2016
To many, this might seem confusing. How will this improve their servers? Why should you care about this anyways? Here’s what Lifeboat says in their blog post:
- No longer do you have to login whenever switching servers! Swordfish will remember who you are during your session, so less typing and more gaming.
- Will speed up database connections, leading to faster load time.
- Remember those stats you keep asking about? They’re on their way thanks to Swordfish!
- Able to handle HUGE amounts of players, so tell your friends to login!
- Will serve as the basis for new awesome features, like rankings and in-game economy.
Really, that’s all the important things to know about this new update.
This new software was completely custom-built by Rex Discher, Lifeboat says; so this definitely deserves some appreciation.