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Wikimedia engineering report, June 2014

Major news in June include: the release of the new Wikipedia for Android app, preceded by its beta version; the decision to move away from Bugzilla in favor of Phabricator; A new tablet view for Wikimedia sites. Note: We’re also providing a shorter, simpler and translatable version of this report…

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Wikimedia engineering report, May 2014

Major news in May include: changes to the mobile site to better show the editors behind the curtain; the announcement of CyrusOne in Dallas as the location of the new Wikimedia data center; the Zürich hackathon and Lila Tretikov’s perspective on it; experiments by the Growth team to encourage more…

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On our way to Phabricator

Later this year, we’ll say good-bye to Bugzilla, our bug tracking platform, and migrate its content to another software called Phabricator. This will be an opportunity to centralize our various project and product management tools into a single platform, making it easier to follow technical discussions you’re interested in. This…

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Wikimedia engineering report, April 2014

Major news in April include: the change of format of MediaWiki localization files from PHP to JSON, and the associated modernization of the LocalisationUpdate extension; the move of Wikimedia Labs to a new data center; the “Heartbleed” security vulnerability and how the Wikimedia Foundation’s team responded to it; an explanation…

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Tech wizards behind Wikipedia meet in Zürich for hackathon

More than 150 developers, engineers, sysadmins, and technology enthusiasts have gathered in Zürich this week-end for the annual European Wikimedia hackathon, organized by Wikimedia CH, the local Wikimedia chapter.

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Wikimedia engineering report, March 2014

Major news in March include: an overview of webfonts, and the advantages and challenges of using them on Wikimedia sites; a series of essays written by Google Code-in students who shared their impressions, frustrations and surprises as they discovered the Wikimedia and MediaWiki technical community; Hovercards now available as a…

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A young developer’s story of discovery, perseverance and gratitude

This post is a discovery report written by Jared Flores and slightly edited for publication. It’s part of a series of candid essays written by Google Code-in students, outlining their first steps as members of the Wikimedia technical community. You can write your own. When I initially heard of the…

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Discovering and learning by asking questions

This post is a discovery report written by Vlad John and slightly edited for publication. It’s part of a series of candid essays written by Google Code-in students, outlining their first steps as members of the Wikimedia technical community. You can write your own. In the past years, I’ve used…

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A junior developer discovers MediaWiki

This post is a discovery report written by Coder55 and slightly edited for publication. It’s part of a series of candid essays written by Google Code-in students, outlining their first steps as members of the Wikimedia technical community. You can write your own. I’m a 17-year-old boy from Germany interested…

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Through the maze of newcomer developer documentation

This post is a discovery report written by David Wood and slightly edited for publication. It’s part of a series of candid essays written by Google Code-in students, outlining their first steps as members of the Wikimedia technical community. You can write your own. This discovery essay touches on my…

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