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Thursday, 7 December, 2017 UTC

Think twice, code once: How Wikimedia shares common functionality across different projects

Think twice, code once: How Wikimedia shares common functionality across different projects

Laziness is a virtue to some. “I’m not lazy. I’m just… Incredibly efficient and economical.” Mockup, CC BY 2.5. Painting, public domain. Text by various contributors via Wikipedia/”Laziness,” CC BY-SA 3.0. Don’t repeat yourself The Android and iOS Wikipedia ... more


Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 UTC

How to design for low-bandwidth users: a conversation with members of Wikimedia’s Global Reach, Audiences, and Performance teams

How to design for low-bandwidth users: a conversation with members of Wikimedia’s Global Reach, Audiences, and Performance teams

Photo by Vaido Otsar, CC BY-SA 4.0. It has been five years since it first became possible to download a full text version of English Wikipedia through the OpenZIM format. In the intervening years, there have been many additional performance improvements ... more


Friday, 11 August, 2017 UTC

Honoring our friend Bassel: Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

Honoring our friend Bassel: Announcing the Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

Photo by Joi Ito, CC BY 2.0. On 1 August 2017, we received the heartbreaking news that our friend Bassel (Safadi) Khartabil, detained since 2012, was executed by the Syrian government shortly after his 2015 disappearance. Khartabil was a Palestinian ... more


Thursday, 15 June, 2017 UTC

Investigating a mysterious performance improvement

Investigating a mysterious performance improvement

Photo by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, public domain. Late last month, Jon Robson, a software developer at the Wikimedia Foundation , pinged me about a performance improvement that his team had noticed. On our mobile site, large wiki articles ... more


Monday, 10 April, 2017 UTC

Search: all of the new bright and shiny objects

Search: all of the new bright and shiny objects

Artwork by James Hayllar, public domain/CC0. Ever started searching for something on Wikipedia and wondered— really , is that all that there is? Does it feel like you’re somehow playing hide and seek with all the knowledge that’s out there? Wouldn’t ... more


Monday, 20 March, 2017 UTC

Get live updates to Wikimedia projects with EventStreams

Get live updates to Wikimedia projects with EventStreams

Photo by Mikey Tnasuttimonkol, CC BY-SA 4.0. We are happy to announce EventStreams, a new public service that exposes live streams of Wikimedia events. And we don’t mean the next big calendar event like the Winter Olympics or Wikimania. Here, an ‘event’ ... more


Friday, 17 February, 2017 UTC

Node 6 at Wikimedia: Stability and substantial memory savings

Node 6 at Wikimedia: Stability and substantial memory savings

Albatrosses are highly efficient in the air, able to travel hundreds of miles across the ocean in a single push, and live for up to 60 years. Node 6, the new Long Term Support release, is achieving slightly more modest feats of efficiency and reliability. ... more