[MediaWiki-l] "Working with MediaWiki" 2nd edition now available (including for free)

Bill Traynor btraynor at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 17:48:26 UTC 2017


Having purchased and read the first edition, I highly recommend this
book.  It's nice to see it updated and now free.  Thanks Yaron!  I'll
definitely be purchasing, as I know how difficult writing is.

On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:09 AM, Yaron Koren <yaron at wikiworks.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm happy to announce that the 2nd edition of my MediaWiki reference book,
> "Working with MediaWiki", has been released. This is the only MediaWiki
> reference book published since 2010, as far as I know, so it's the de facto
> authoritative reference for MediaWiki - other than the contents of
> mediawiki.org.
>
> "Working with MediaWiki" was first released in 2012, and an updated version
> was released in 2014, but this is the official 2nd edition.
>
> Changes in this 2nd edition include:
> - A new foreword by Daniel Robbins, founder of Gentoo Linux and Funtoo Linux
> - Much of the content on Semantic MediaWiki was replaced by content on the
> Cargo extension, which I think is now the better solution for data storage
> - Lots of other updated content to handle the various changes to the
> software in the last three years.
>
> The biggest change, though, is that the book is now available for free
> online. Given MediaWiki's presence in both the open source and "open
> knowledge" worlds, I'm excited to have this book be similarly freely
> available.
>
> It's also still available (at cost), though, in printed and e-book forms.
> If this were six months from now, I would say that the book makes a great
> holiday gift, but instead I'll say that it makes for great beach reading.
>
> You can read more about "Working with MediaWiki" here:
>
> http://workingwithmediawiki.com
>
> And the entire book can now be viewed here:
>
> http://workingwithmediawiki.com/book
>
> -Yaron
>
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