Author: addshore

Autoreload go code on code change

For developers, the ability to autoreload code upon any changes is nothing short of a game-changer. It not only streamlines the development process but also fosters an environment of continuous improvement and experimentation. There are so many packages for languages such as JavaScript for such a behaviour, but I struggled to easily find a simple-to-use…

By addshore September 22, 2023 0

Automatic cobra command registration with fx

Cobra is a popular Go package for creating CLIs. It provides a lot of functionality for creating commands, subcommands, and flags. However, it can be tedious to manually register all of your commands. fx is a Go package that provides a dependency injection framework. It can be used to automatically register your application components, including…

By addshore September 9, 2023 3

A copy-paste go SQL mock for GORM

When it comes to writing robust and reliable tests for your Go applications, having a well-structured and efficient testing setup is crucial. One common challenge in testing Go applications is dealing with database interactions. To ensure that your code functions correctly, it’s essential to create a controlled environment for database operations during testing. In this…

By addshore September 8, 2023 0

Verifying Wikimedia user page links on Mastodon

While reviewing the ongoings of the 2023 Wikimedia hackathon, I learned about the RealMe MediaWiki extension, which is already deployed to Wikimedia sites and allows verification of URLs that appear on user pages within other software or platforms, such as Mastodon. Link verification for dummies Imagine you want to show that your online profiles, like…

By addshore August 28, 2023 0

Wikidata query service Blazegraph JNL file on Cloudflare R2 and Internet Archive

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Your own Wikidata Query Service

At the end of 2022, I published a Blazegraph JNL file for Wikidata in a Google Cloud bucket for 1 month for folks to download and determine if it was useful. Thanks to Arno from weblyzard, inflatador from the WMF search platform team, and Mark from the Internet Archive for the recent conversations around this…

By addshore August 24, 2023 5

Creating properties with statements using Wikidata Integrator

Wikidata Integrator is a Python library that simplifies data integration from Wikidata (and other Wikibases). It is written in Python, is focused on Wikibase concepts (as opposed to some libraries which are MediaWiki focused) and has a user-friendly interface. I’m currently working on a demo Wikibase and decided to bring all of the data into…

By addshore July 16, 2023 0

Wikibase and reconciliation

Over the years I have created a few little side projects, as well as working on other folks’ Wikibases, and of course Wikidata. And the one thing that I still wish would work better out of the box is reconciliation. What is reconciliation In the context of Wikibase, reconciliation refers to the process of matching…

By addshore July 14, 2023 3

Require a “More” block in WordPress posts

As a WordPress user or reader, you might have noticed that some blogs and websites use a “More” block to break up their content and display a teaser of the post on the homepage or archive pages. This feature allows visitors to see a preview of the post and decide if they want to read…

By addshore July 13, 2023 0