Gilles Dubuc

  1. The journey to Thumbor, part 3: Development and deployment strategy

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  2. The journey to Thumbor, part 2: Thumbnailing architecture

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  3. The journey to Thumbor, part 1: Rationale

    Thumbor is an open source software service focused on resizing media into thumbnail images. Contributors upload full-size original media to Wikimedia projects, and those files need to be resized in order to keep their size reasonable for readers when included in articles. MediaWiki is capable of performing the same resizing tasks, but using Thumbor for the Wikimedia production environment is benef... Read more

  4. Investigating a mysterious performance improvement

    Late last month, large wiki articles were appearing to load faster in our testing environment. We wanted to find out why.... Read more

  5. Structured Data project launches in Berlin

    How can we make multimedia data easier to use on Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia and sister sites?... Read more