Untangling MediaWiki

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SMWCon Fall 2021Untangling MediaWiki
SMWCon Fall 2021
Untangling MediaWiki
Talk details
Description: How WMF is going about modernizing the MediaWiki code base
Speaker(s): Daniel Kinzler
Type: Talk
Audience: Developers
Event start: 2021/12/09 19:30:00
Event finish: 2021/12/09 20:00:00
Length: 30 minutes
Video: click here
Keywords: code quality, core, wmf
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MediaWiki has grown into a tangled monolith, which makes it tough to make changes and implement features. The WMF Platform Engineering Team has set out on an "expedition" to improve the situation. In this talk, I will tell you about what we are trying to achieve, how we are going about it, and how it will affect extension developers.