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Wikipedia as a castle in the wilderness: modernization in the dynamic world of the internet
A developer’s journey from software development to systems thinking, and how it impacts the future of Wikipedia.
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October 29, 2020Moriel Schottlender
Impact of using HTTP connection pooling for PHP applications at scale
This post explores the challenges of running PHP applications at a large scale and discusses the effect of using Envoy on MediaWiki applications.
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October 26, 2020Giuseppe Lavagetto
The Query Service Tutorial for Wikidata: an interview with Dr. Keren Shatzman from Wikimedia Israel
With the Wikidata Query service tutorial, Wikimedia Israel aims to empower new users to query Wikidata, which currently holds almost 90 million items.
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October 19, 2020
Dr. Keren Shatzman and Elisabeth Giesemann
Wikimedia’s CDN up to 2018: Varnish and IPSec
The 1st of a 3 part series that will describe some of the changes, which included replacing Varnish with Apache Traffic Server (ATS) as the on-disk HTTP cache component of the CDN.
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October 14, 2020Emanuele Rocca
Bot or Not? Identifying “fake” traffic on Wikipedia
We have been working this past year to better identify and tag the “bot spam” traffic so we can produce top pageview lists that (mostly) do not require manual curation.
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October 5, 2020
Nuria Ruiz, Joseph Allemandou, Leila Zia and MusikAnimal
MediaWiki History: the best dataset on Wikimedia content and contributors
Learn about using the Mediawiki History Dataset to explore the every day experience of editors on Wikipedia.
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October 1, 2020
Marcel Forns, Joseph Allemandou, Dan Andreescu and Nuria Ruiz
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