WMF API Platform

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SMWCon Fall 2021
WMF API Platform
Talk details
Description: Description of the API Platform, including some historical context, some architectural thoughts, and how adding functionality to a MediaWiki installation via services is a valid path, both for WMF and non-WMF installations.
Speaker(s): Bill Pirkle
Type: Talk
Audience: Developers, Community, Academics, Admins
Event start: 2021/12/09 20:30:00
Event finish: 2021/12/09 21:00:00
Length: 30 minutes
Video: not available
Keywords: api services wmf
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The talk will describe the API Platform, which is less a single technical product and more a collection of documentation, best practices, and various technical artifacts intended to make it easier and more productive to create and consume APIs related to MediaWiki.

It will cover not only the API Platform itself, but will also briefly touch on some of the projects that led to the creation of the API Platform, such as Core REST API, the API Gateway, the API Portal, and Image Suggestions.

While much of what we're doing with the API Platform is WMF-specific (ex. CI integration), much of it also applies to third party MediaWiki installations who might choose to add functionality via services rather than via extensions. It also applies to essentially anyone accessing WMF data via APIs.