2007, Mark S. Choate, Professional Wikis, Wiley Publishing, ISBN 0470126906, page 41:
The architecture of MediaWiki is driven in large part by the idiosyncrasies of PHP. When MediaWiki was first developed, it used PHP 4.x, which lacked much in the way of object-oriented programming features.
MediaWiki is the software platform underlying Wikipedia; he chose that software because he's "amazed and fascinated" with both Wikipedia and the software underlying it, he said. He wanted to learn more about building wikis, and thought Lostpedia was a good place to start.
2009, Eli B. Cohen, Growing Information Part I, Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology; Volume 6, ISBN 1932886168, page 61:
MediaWiki is a useful tool for supporting group collaboration but when we apply it to the academic setting, we need to consider and adapt some features to match the needs of the classroom environment, which requires mandatory collaborative writing.
2009, Christopher Deacy, Elisabeth Arweck, Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age, Ashgate Publishing, ISBN 0754665275, page 242:
A well-known product of the open source software MediaWiki is the interactive online encyclopaedia Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org).
2009, Terry T. Kidd, Irene Chen, Wired for Learning: An Educator's Guide to Web 2.0, Information Age Publishing, Inc., ISBN 1607520966, page 187:
A notable irony of Wikipedia's popularity is that the editing process of its supporting technology, MediaWiki, is complex to learn. Editing Wikipedia pages requires significant investment to learn MediaWiki's unique and powerful code structure.
2009, Gary B. Shelly, Mark Frydenberg, Web 2.0: Concepts and Applications, Cengage Learning, ISBN 1439048029, page 69:
MediaWiki is a highly configurable, open source wiki application that powers large-scale wikis.
2010, Mark Chignell, James Cordy, Joanna Ng, The Smart Internet: Current Research and Future Applications, Springer, ISBN 3642165982, page 192:
We believe that wikis offer an easy to grasp metaphor for large-scale collaboration and social networking and that MediaWiki is a flexible platform for integrating resources and supporting access to them through REST APIs.
2010, George Veletsianos, Emerging Technologies in Distance Education, AU Press, Athabasca University, ISBN 1897425767, page 227:
MediaWiki is not equipped with a graphic user interface, meaning the students have to be engaged in writing tags as well as content while working on the wiki.
2010, John K. Waters, John Lester, The Everything Guide to Social Media, F+W Media Inc., ISBN 1440506310, page 166:
First released in 2002, MediaWiki is one of the top wiki engines and runs most of the wiki hosting sites. The name was a play on “Wikimedia,” and many people find it to be annoyingly confusing.