Category: DEEPWELL

Relationships. What are they?

Over the course of Wikijump development, both analyzing Wikidot code and implementing new Wikijump code, we’ve come across a fair number of table schemas. And there’s something we noticed, which is that there are a lot of database tables which essentially just link one thing to another, potentially tagging on some data. Now this is actually kind of a problem. Because, for each table, we need to have boilerplate for CRUD operations, as well as checks for sanity and permissions. This is a place where Wikidot definitely comes up short; user blocks only affect private messages, some systems for inputting…

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Wikijump Updates – 10/22

It’s been a bit since the last development blog post, and as you can see from the post’s title, I meant to write this sooner. That said, things have generally proceeding gradually and smoothly. In this blog post I wanted to highlight one particular improvement made to DEEPWELL, our backend / internal API service. To first provide some context, within the current architecture, DEEPWELL is what stands in front of the various datastores (PostgreSQL, Redis, S3) to provide logical Wikijump operations. This means that it provides operations we think of when it comes to wikis, such as “edit this page”…

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