Learning A New Open Source Platform

In the last 2 weeks, I’ve picked up a new open source platform called MediaWiki. In the past year I’ve been heavily involved with WordPress theme dev and deployment. Learning MediaWiki has quite a learning curve. It seems that webmasters need a greater emphasis on critical thinking, Apache, PHP, MySQL and the basic understanding on how to run a wiki. Luckily the wiki-geek community is vast, people help one another.

The project, Magickapedia.net – is a wiki based on the popular indie game Magicka. The Magicka wiki we founded in the past month has exploded, with over 1,000,000 views in a month. It’s grown so fast, we’ve had to take time to sit down and battle spammers, learn the open source community and implement various features the out-of-the-box code doesn’t offer by default. We are now in the process of preparing for Magicka Vietnam, standardizing templates and refining the content.

2011 is going to be an exciting year.

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CodeSleepShred

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, there are only a few things to do during the rainy season: code, sleep, shred.

2 thoughts on “Learning A New Open Source Platform”

  1. I think most of the helpful tutorials / primers can be found elsewhere, like PHP.net or even w3schools.com/php/ (useful for beginners.) For my personal blog, I think I will focus on specialty tutorials to demonstrate useful functionality.

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