Coming up to the end of the year it is illuminating to look back at how far we’ve come with the wiki, and to reflect on how much this busy and talented developer community has achieved.
Firstly, the wiki has grown by more than 800 new articles, complementing official library resources with tutorials, tips, innovative real world examples, and buildable code examples. Many existing articles were updated and improved (over 39000+ minor page edits across the wiki), and it was great to see active discussion about articles – with questions and suggestions for improvement increasing significantly (4000+ talk page edits).
The Nokia Lumia/Windows Phone section has (in particular) grown a lot – with more than 450 new articles. We’ve also improved it with a more attractive portal and much better categorisation and navigation. We hope to grow this section even more in the coming year.
There were lots of other changes to the wiki too.
- We finished adding ArticleMetaData to every wiki article so you can find out more when it was created/edited, and ideally how it was tested and its compatibility
- A lot more “portals” were added, making it easier to find related topics
- New articles and translations were added in Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, and Portuguese
- The Knowledgebase was merged into the body of the wiki
- Series 40 and Java entry points were improved and we reviewed a lot of the articles
- Hundreds of “no longer relevant” articles were Archived. They are still searchable, but don’t appear in results by default
Thank you everyone who contributed. The wordle below shows all community contributors except our hard-working wiki moderation team: lpvalente, chintandave_er, croozeus, kiran10182 and the more than 65+ Nokia employees and summer students who also helped (For week-by-week detail you can check out the page: Wiki contributor of the Week)
Thanks again for making this a really great year for the Nokia Developer Wiki. Best wishes for the holiday season – we’re looking forward to seeing you again next year.
– Hamish Willee (Community Services Manager), on behalf of the Wiki Moderation Team.