Wikimedia Platform Engineering/Wikimedia MediaWiki API Team

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The MediaWiki API team existed from 2015-04-01 to 2015-04-21. The team was formed during the reorganization of the former MediaWiki Core and Multimedia teams. The team was disbanded by the larger reorganization of the Wikimedia Engineering organization announced on 2015-04-21.



Accelerate user interface innovation/evolution and increase efficiency of editor automation by making all business logic for MediaWiki available via remotely callable APIs.


  • Develop and document a clear set of APIs so that external developers can create applications that easily interface with MediaWiki
  • Expose existing business logic to external consumers via APIs
  • Collaborate with Wikimedia Engineering teams and the larger MediaWiki developer community to ensure that new features added to MediaWiki have APIs that fulfill current community standards