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

Bill Traynor btraynor at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 19:35:12 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Daniel Barrett <danb at vistaprint.com> wrote:
> Richard wrote:
>>Obviously [Yaron's] book is newer and more updated than the O'Reilly
>>one, but I'd be curious to see how it compared to the O'Reilly one
>>otherwise if someone has read them both.
> Hi, I wrote the O'Reilly book.
> Yaron's book is surely more current with Mediawiki syntax and development practices.
> Go buy it. :-)
> Where my book stands out, even today, is in coverage of the practical, big-picture issues
> of planning, rolling out, and maintaining a wiki in a large, corporate environment.
> (For example, see Chapter 10, "Practical wiki design.")  My team at Vistaprint runs possibly
> the largest and most successful corporate wiki in the U.S. if not the world.
> It's 10 years old this Friday and has 250K topics, thousands of users, 100+ custom extensions,
> and a full-time software development staff since its inception. So we've accumulated a lot
> of wisdom, and I tried to distill some of it into the book.

Your book saved me on many occasions.

> FYI, my direct report, Daniel Renfro, presented on some of our work and our current
> challenges at EMWcon last week.

Were these talks recorded by any chance?  I'd love to watch them.

> DanB
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