Sam's notebook

MediaWiki Documentation Day 2017 May 12th, 2017, 4PM

Programming

It’s MediaWiki Documentation Day 2017! So I’ve been documenting a couple of things, and I’ve added a bit to the Xtools manual. The latter is actually really useful, not so much from the end-user’s point of view because I dare say they’ll never read it, but I always like writing documentation before coding. It makes […]

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Editing MediaWiki pages in an external editor February 21st, 2017, 2PM

Programming

I’ve been working on a MediaWiki gadget lately, for editing Wikisource authors’ metadata without leaving the author page. It’s fun working with and learning more about OOjs-UI, but it’s also a pain because gadget code is kept in Javascript pages in the MediaWiki namespace, and so every single time you want to change something it’s […]

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What goes Where on the Web May 7th, 2014, 9AM

Open content

Every now and then I recap on where and what I store online. Today I do so again, while I’m rather feeling that there should be discrete and specific tools for each of the things. Firstly there are the self-hosted items: WordPress for blogging (where photo and file attachments should be customized to the exact […]

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Glossaries in Semantic MediaWiki September 19th, 2013, 1PM

Open content

A simple glossary system for Semantic MediaWiki that lets you define key terms for use in technical documentation etc. A term can be referenced from anywhere in the wiki with {{defined term inline|term}}. This results in the term being displayed in a distinct style (green for instance) and linked to the term’s wikipage. When a […]

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ReqWiki semantic software requirements management September 18th, 2013, 3PM

Open content Programming

ReqWiki is a Semantic MediaWiki-based system for software requirements management. It looks very interesting. We know that requirements engineering has a large impact on the success of a project, yet sophisticated tool support, especially for small to mid-size enterprises, is still lacking. We present ReqWiki, a novel open source web-based approach based on a semantic […]

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