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

Pine W wiki.pine at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 17:58:48 UTC 2017


This book sounds like it may end up on my summer reading least, or at least
as reference material on my bookshelf. (There are times when I prefer
physical books to digital ones.) Thanks!

Pine


On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 10:48 AM, Bill Traynor <btraynor at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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