This is the weekly update for the week starting 2016-04-04
Events and News
While this is completely invisible to end users, CirrusSearch now uses HTTPS for communication between Mediawiki and the Elasticsearch backend. This was done as part of the Datacenter Switch. This is a great move, as it both increase the privacy of Wikipedia users and help ensure that we can continue to serve our content even with a major failure of our main datacenter.
Other Noteworthy Stuff
April 6, 2016 CREDIT Showcase
Watch the whole thing or jump to specific parts:
- Guillaume gives an overview of SonarQube.
- Max gives an overview if his work to compare diff algorithms in MediaWiki.
- Trey gives an update on new functionality in Relevance Forge.
- Yuri shows some work he did at the recent Hackathon to store structured data on Wiki, and consuming it from Graphs.
More links and Q&A on the CREDIT etherpad.