Month: July 2014

Semantic MediaWiki 2.0 RC3

I am happy to announce the third release candidate for Semantic MediaWiki 2.0 is now available. Semantic MediaWiki 2.0 is the next big release, which brings new features and many enhancements. Most notably vastly improved SPARQL store support,… Read More

Some fun with iterators

Sometimes you need to loop over a big pile of stuff and execute an action for each item. In the Wikibase software, this for instance occurs when we want to rebuild or refresh a part of our secondary… Read More

Component design

This week I gave a presentation titled “Component design: Getting cohesion and coupling right” at Wikimedia Deutschland. Components are a level of organization, in between classes and layers. They are an important mechanism in avoiding monolithic designs and… Read More

Empower people around the world with microloans

In 2011, I created on account on Kiva.org, a website that facilitates microloans. The basic idea being that you lend a small amount, typically 25 USD. The loans are made to poor people, that want to borrow money… Read More