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My name is Daniel A. R. Werner. I am a MediaWiki user and extension developer since 2007. From April 2012 to October 2013 I was working for Wikimedia Deutschland .e.V. where I was part of the initial core team of Wikidata developers.

I am available for hire for MediaWiki related development work and counseling: Contact me if you seek an expert for MediaWiki, Wikibase (Wikidata) or Semantic MediaWiki for frontend as well as backend related tasks.

MediaWiki and Me[edit | edit source]

I started being a MediaWiki developer when my need for custom tailored extensions rose. I started by improving existing Extensions and committed most of my code changes for everyone to use. Even though I have not worked with PHP before, as a professional programmer I found my way into MediaWiki hacking quite fast and still find it fascinating what one can do with MediaWiki. I am a huge fan of Semantic MediaWiki which I was using extensively for my RPG-Dev-Wiki project, a tool for making the process of producing RPGs (so called role-playing games) more intuitive, team-oriented while keeping redundancy in story-writing to a minimum.

In April 2012 I started working as a developer on Wikidata. After nineteen great months in an awesome team I decided to part ways and started providing MediaWiki related freelancing work as well as working on my own projects again since November 2013.

Extensions[edit | edit source]

The following will introduce you to most of my MediaWiki related work:

My own MediaWiki extensions:

  • Semantic Expressivness, adds a new syntax for inline short queries to fight redundancies within the wiki.
  • Subpage Fun, some parser functions/variables to get helpful information about subpages.
  • Simple Farm, simple, yet powerful wiki farm extension without any fancy configuration pages.
  • Parser Fun, Introduces the THIS: prefix for page information related magic variables and adds a parser function #parse for parsing wikitext as well as a {{CALLER}} variable/function for some kind of template call-stack.
  • Regex Fun, simply the richest implementation for regular expressions in MediaWiki.
  • HashTables, similar to to Extension:ArrayExtension but for handling hash tables in MediaWiki. This extension also allows to store all Parameters given to a template.
  • SemanticUpdateOnPurge, updates Semantic MediaWikis attributes when purging an article.
  • Several (currently) non-public extensions and a bot framework for my MediaWiki-based system RPG-Dev-Wiki.
  • Stick to That Language, makes links sticky in relation to the current interface language by using and considering a MediaWiki url's uselang query part.

Extensions I have made substantial contributions to:

  • Wikibase, extension used by the Wikidata project. I used to work on this extension as a former employee of Wikimedia Germany for 19 months.
  • Variables, responsible for version 2.0 rewrite and more.
  • Arrays, responsible for new features and bugfixes since version 1.3
  • Loops, responsible for development in svn starting with version 0.3.2
  • Semantic Result Formats, responsible for hash and array formats.
  • DataValues, a collection of objects representing various kinds of values.
  • ValueViews, extensible jQuery widget for displaying and editing different data values.

Extensions I have made some minor contributions to:

  • Validator, changes introduced in 0.4.13 release.
  • Maps, marker groups implementation, and re-integration of the previously broken custom picture maps feature based on OpenLayers.

Misc[edit | edit source]

Note: On en.wikipedia I am registered as en:User:Danwe From the Other Planet, I am not en:User:Danwe since that name has been taken since the pre-unified accounts era.