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Mar 25

Twiki - Open Source Enterprise Wiki

Twiki - Open Source Enterprise Wiki
In my last post on wiki applications, I mentioned that there are three types of wiki applications: public wiki, enterprise wiki, personal wiki. One of enterprise wiki is Twiki which is open source wiki. In my today's post, I am going to describe Twiki.
 
TWiki is a flexible, powerful, and easy to use enterprise wiki, enterprise collaboration and web application platform. It is a Structured Wiki, typically used to run a project management system, a document management system, a knowledge base, a team portal or any other groupware tool, on an intranet, extranet or the Internet. Users without programming skills can create web applications.

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Mar 21

Wiki Applications

Wiki Applications
Wiki is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast" or "quick". Wiki applications is is collaborative software that runs a wiki. A wiki is a web site which users can add, modify, or delete its content via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a rich-text editor. Wiki allows users to create and collaboratively edit web pages via a web browser. Examples of wiki use include community websites, corporate intranets, knowledge management systems, and notetaking.
 
Main features of Wiki: 
  • Wiki users can edit any page or to create new pages within the wiki web site, using only a plain web browser without any extra add-ons. 
  • Wiki promotes meaningful topic associations between different pages by making page link creation almost intuitively easy and showing whether an intended target page exists or not. 
  • Wiki is not a carefully crafted site for casual visitors. Instead, it seeks to involve the visitor in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration that constantly changes the web site landscape.

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Mar 10

Case Study - Wind River - Twiki Information Architecture

Case Study - Wind River - Twiki Information Architecture
In the "Case Studies" series of my posts, I describe the projects that I worked on and lessons learned from them. In this post, I am going to describe the project of re-structuring content and information architecture of a content management system based on Twiki in Wind River.
 
Wind River is a software engineering company that used Twiki as their content management system. TWiki is a Perl-based structured wiki application, typically used to run a collaboration platform, content management system, a knowledge base, or a team portal.
Case Study - Wind River - Twiki Information Architecture

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Feb 18

SharePoint - Wiki Sites

In addition to document management features, SharePoint has collaboration features. One of them is the ability to create wiki pages. This is how it looks:
 
SharePoint - Wiki Sites
Word "wiki" comes from Hawaiian word "wiki wiki" which means “fast”. A wiki is a site that is designed for groups of people to quickly capture and share ideas by creating simple pages and linking them together. After someone creates a page, another team member can add more content, edit the content, or add supporting links.

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