[MediaWiki-l] Introducing mwbot, a Node.js library/bot for MediaWiki
heimlersimon at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 12:09:17 UTC 2016
yes, I'm using this for a professional project. I've been using the nodemw
library before, but it failed me in some instances and didn't have an error
and concurrency to my liking. So I decided to write my own library and base
it on the promise pattern from ground up. I also like to keep my
flexibility, so I prefer to have abstractions layered and completely
optional. I also chose too stay closer to the bare bone of the MediaWiki
API to reduce breaking incompatibilites in the future.
Some of those decisions are of course subjective! Feel free to like them or
Currently I'm using the library for typical bot uses like auto-generating
MediaWiki content, data-importing and various little, modular CLI utilities.
2016-09-15 9:15 GMT+02:00 Quim Gil <qgil at wikimedia.org>:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 8:50 AM, Simon Heimler <heimlersimon at gmail.com>
> > Hello!
> > I'd like to introduce a project that I've been working on for a while:
> > https://github.com/Fannon/mwbot
> > MWBotis a Node.js module for interacting with the MediaWiki API. The
> > library makes use of the Promise Pattern and behind the scene, the
> > library.
> Thank you Simon! I am interested in knowing more about your motivation to
> work on this project. What itch are you willing to scratch, or is this part
> of a professional project? What use are you making of this library, and
> could you provide examples of other possible uses?
> I am sure I am not the only one interested. :)
> > The design goal is to be as flexible as possible, with the ability to
> > overwrite options and behaviour at any point. The library also lets you
> > freely choose the abstraction/convenience level on which you want to
> > You can use convenience functions that bundles (with concurrency) of
> > multiple API requests into one function, but you can also handcraft your
> > own MediaWiki API and pure HTTP requests.
> > The library has extensive test coverage and is written in modern
> > 2015.
> > Maybe it is useful to some people.
> > Have a nice day!
> > Simon
> Quim Gil
> Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
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