Wikimedia Technology/Annual Plans/FY2019/TEC12: Developer Productivity/Goals

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Program Goals and Status for FY18/19[edit]

  • Goal Owner: Greg Grossmeier
  • Program Goals for FY18/19: We will streamline and integrate the delivery of services, by building a new production platform for integrated development, testing, deployment and hosting of applications. Wikimedia developers experience a tooling parity between our Continuous Integration (CI) and production environments which enables them to release code more frequently by continuously reducing risk.
  • Annual Plan: TEC12 Developer Productivity
    • Primary Goal is Knowledge as a Service: Evolve our systems and structures
    • Tech Goal: Support our Technical Community


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Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

Local development is unified with testing and production

Create a production tooling compliant Dockerfile that sets up a basic LAMP stack, installs MediaWiki, and can run unit tests. (more)

Dependencies on: WMF Recruiting

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Make a hire to create the capacity needed for this program.

Status[edit]

Note Note: July 2018

To do To do

Note Note: August 10, 2018

To do To do - blocked on filling the senior hire (backfill) Blocked Blocked

Note Note: September 14, 2018

Interviewing is In progress In progress and might go into the month of October to find the best candidate.

Note Note: December 6, 2018

A hire has been made in late November 2018 and this part of the goal is Yes Done

Outcome 2 / Output 2.1[edit]

Developer satisfaction improves year over year

A survey is created and shared with all Wikimedia developers to measure overall satisfaction and productivity as well as identifying the most sought after needs. The top needs are shared as key goals for the team.

Dependencies on: WMF Learning & Evaluation and WMF Legal teams

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Write and share a survey to measure developer satisfaction and areas for investment. - task T197635

Status[edit]

Note Note: July 2018

To do To do

Note Note: August 10, 2018

To do To do

Note Note: September 14, 2018

This is now In progress In progress, but might go into the early part of October for privacy policy, etc.

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Outcome 2 / Output 2.1[edit]

Developer satisfaction improves year over year.

A survey is created and shared with all Wikimedia developers to measure overall satisfaction and productivity as well as identifying the most sought after needs. The top needs are shared as key goals for the team.

Goal(s)[edit]

  • The Annual Developer Productivity Survey results are synthesized and shared, creating a first year baseline.

Status[edit]

Note Note: October 2, 2018

This is not yet sent. To do To do status for now.

Note Note: November 7, 2018

Survey sent. - https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/engineering/2018-October/000629.html

Note Note: December 6, 2018

Discussed our progress so far - the survey has been sent and needs to finish up reviewing and then publish the results, thus, it's Incomplete Partially done. However, we'd like to continue this goal in Q3 to get more feedback.

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Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

Local development is unified with testing and production

Note Note: The goal for 1.1 has changed and we need to do some background information gathering first to help inform on how we can create a tool that can be used by developers that has platform parity with continuous integration and deployment.

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Conduct interviews with development stakeholders and compile a report that informs future work creation of a rubric.

Status[edit]

Note Note: January 10, 2019

  • Discussed that as we've just gotten back from our vacations, this work is ramping up and is In progress In progress

Note Note: February 5, 2019

  • Interviews have happened and are on wiki and should be wrapping up soon

Note Note: March 12, 2019

  • This is Yes Done! :) (read more here)

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Outcome 1 / Output 1.1[edit]

Local development is unified with testing and production

Create a production tooling compliant Dockerfile that sets up a basic LAMP stack, installs MediaWiki, and can run unit tests.

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Provide an "Official" Docker base image for local development of MediaWiki based on the production tooling.

Status[edit]

Note Note: April 8, 2019

  • This is In progress In progress

Note Note: May 7, 2019

  • This is still In progress In progress and more info can be found here

Note Note: June 4, 2019

  • This is now Yes Done, yay! It'll always be on-going, but the first release is out and available now.