Tag: wbstack

Wikibase a history

I have had the pleasure of being part of the Wikibase journey one way or another since 2013 when I first joined Wikimedia Germany to work on Wikidata. That long-running relation to the project should put me in a fairly good position to give a high-level overview of the history, from both a technical and…

By addshore February 15, 2022 1

WBStack close and migration

The time is approaching for the end of life of the WBStack alpha platform (don’t worry, it’s still some months away, and there is a migration path to a new platform etc :)). In this post you’ll find an update on the current state of WBStack, another introduction to Wikibase.Cloud, some rough dates and connections…

By addshore February 2, 2022 3

WBStack in 2021 and the future

2021 is nearly over, WBStack is over 2 years old (initially announced back in 2019), and has continued to grow. The future is bright with wikibase.cloud looking to be launched by Wikimedia Deutschland in the new year (announced at WikidataCon 2021), and as a result, the code under the surface has had the most eyes…

By addshore December 7, 2021 3

WBStack Infrastructure

WBStack is a platform allowing shared scalable hosting of Wikibase and surrounding services. A year ago I made an initial post covering the state of WBStack infrastructure. Since then some things have changed, and I have also had more time to create a clear diagram. So it is time for the 2021 edition. WBStack currently…

By addshore April 29, 2021 4

Open Sourcing WBStack

Open Sourcing the code and config for WBStack has always been part of the plan, although functionality came first throughout the first year or so. Finally there is a github organization for wbstack containing 16 public repositories that make up the entire deployment for wbstack.com. This effort took a few weeks trying to split sensible…

By addshore December 13, 2020 8