I'm happy to share that the next Web Perf Hero award goes to SD0001, in recognition of their many contributions and positive impact on the performance of Wikimedia software. I'll share two major examples.
SD0001 implemented Package files
). This enables gadget maintainers to bundle JSON files, unpacked via
This improves performance by avoiding delays from extra web requests.
It also improves security by allowing safe contributions to JSON pages,
as pure data with validated syntax on-edit. Previously, admins on
Wikimedia wikis for example, would need script editing access for
this and rely on copy-paste instructions from another person via the
SD0001 also introduced
in ResourceLoader, and used it in the startup module
to optimise away unneeded module registrations
. We just shipped the first adoption of this for Gadgets (T236603
). In the future, we'll use this to optimise MediaWiki's own skin modules as well.
This award is given once a quarter, and manifests as a Phabricator badge.
More information and past recipients:
-- Timo Tijhof, on behalf of WMF Performance Team.