Discovery/Status updates/2016-04-04

This is the weekly update for the week starting 2016-04-04


Events and News

While this is completely invisible to end users, CirrusSearch now uses HTTPS for communication between Mediawiki and the Elasticsearch backend. This was done as part of the Datacenter Switch. This is a great move, as it both increase the privacy of Wikipedia users and help ensure that we can continue to serve our content even with a major failure of our main datacenter.

Other Noteworthy Stuff

April 6, 2016 CREDIT ShowcaseEdit

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More links and Q&A on the CREDIT etherpad.

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