Submissions:2015/Recent Gadgets changes and how to fix yours

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Title
Recent Gadgets changes and how to fix yours
Theme
tech
Type of submission
small presentation and then workshop
Author
Kunal Mehta
E-mail address
legoktm dot wikipedia at gmail dot com
Username
Legoktm
Affiliation
MediaWiki developer, maintainer of Gadgets extension
Abstract

Recently there have been a lot of changes to the Gadgets infrastructure and the MediaWiki ResourceLoader that powers it. Many of these changes were breaking ones that caused lots of popular scripts to stop working, even though they had worked fine without major changes for quite a few years.

There will be a short presentation that covers the major changes, why they were made, and how to take advantage of them. We'll also briefly touch on some of the technologies involved including jQuery, OOjs UI, and the resources provided like MediaWiki such as mediawiki.api and mediawiki.util.

Then there will be a workshop where we go through people's gadgets and personal user scripts, and fix them by:

Length of presentation
45-60 minutes
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