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Google Code-In 2019: The next generation of technologists contribute to Wikimedia’s code
Each year the Google Code-in contest brings students and mentors from around the world together to improve their technical skills and to make contributions to the Wikimedia movement.
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April 30, 2020
Andre Klapper and Sarah R. Rodlund
Organizing and running a developer room at FOSDEM
For FOSDEM 2020, the Wikimedia Performance Team organized a Web Performance devroom. In this post, they share their experience.
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April 27, 2020Gilles Dubuc
What’s trending? New report lets editors know when Wikipedia articles go viral
Posts on social media can make an otherwise obscure Wikipedia article go viral. A new traffic report gives English Wikipedians new insight into which ones are being read and shared most on four major social media platforms.
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April 17, 2020
Jonathan Morgan and Isaac Johnson
Fixing npm security issues immediately in MediaWiki projects
LibUp writes a commit message by mostly analyzing the diff, fixes up some changes, and pushes the commit to Gerrit to pass through CI and be merged. If npm is aware of the CVE ID for the security update, that will be mentioned in the commit message. Each package upgrade is tagged, so if you want to e.g. look for all commits that bumped MediaWiki Codesniffer to v26, it’s a quick search away.
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April 13, 2020Kunal Mehta
Saying no to proprietary code in production is hard work: the GPU chapter
Maintaining and improving one of the largest websites in the world using Open Source software requires a continuous commitment. The site is always evolving, so for every new component we want (or need!) to deploy, we need to evaluate the Open Source solutions available.
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April 6, 2020
Luca Toscano, Miriam Redi and Nuria Ruiz
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