Confluence Wiki as a CMS

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Presented by Bo Wang, Confluence and JIRA implementation engineer and consultant at CustomWare. Bo gave this presentation about Wiki as a CMS in Sydney on May 6, 2009.

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Confluence Wiki as a CMS

  1. 1. CustomWare www.customware.net Australia - United States - Malaysia - New Zealand - Singapore
  2. 2. CustomWare Wiki Wednesday – May 6 th 2009 Wiki as a CMS and JSON Based Mashups
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>A bit about myself </li></ul><ul><li>A glimpse of this presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki (Atlassian Confluence) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JavaScript Object Notation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mashups </li></ul></ul>www.customware.net
  4. 4. Wiki? <ul><li>An online repository of pages which utilises a simplified markup language and encourages its users to contribute. </li></ul><ul><li>Very freeform, the structure is dictated almost solely based on the users that are using it. </li></ul><ul><li>Publically accessible implementations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.wikipedia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.customware.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// confluence.atlassian.com </li></ul></ul>www.customware.net
  5. 5. Advantages of Wikis <ul><li>Quick to pick up (wysiwyg editors for beginners) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible (macros) </li></ul><ul><li>High level of control over the display and content (using direct wiki markup) </li></ul><ul><li>Version history and a “sense of ownership” </li></ul>www.customware.net
  6. 6. Atlassian Confluence <ul><li>Enterprise wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Fine grained permissions for restricting access and capabilities of users </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to extend (via user macros, plugin extensions, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office integration </li></ul>www.customware.net
  7. 7. Content Management System <ul><li>A means of creating, editing and managing digital media </li></ul><ul><li>Some key features include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Version tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined user base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assigning roles to users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to publish content </li></ul></ul>www.customware.net
  8. 8. Confluence as a CMS <ul><li>Confluence has quite a number of functionalities which make up a standard CMS </li></ul><ul><li>Using a set of labels and permissions, we can mark content to be published similarly like we would in Confluence </li></ul>www.customware.net
  9. 9. Confluence as a CMS - Advantages www.customware.net <ul><li>Separation of the backend (content) with the interface (website), giving the users and editors different views </li></ul><ul><li>Easy collaboration between editors </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to integrate with various other services (via plugins both bundled and open source in Confluence) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mashing it all up <ul><li>Why limit yourself to one content source when you can have it all? </li></ul><ul><li>With the growing popularity of website integration and online APIs, there are plenty of free services that we can leverage from </li></ul><ul><li>By using data and functionality from various online sources, we can build content rich websites with minimal effort </li></ul>www.customware.net
  11. 11. JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) <ul><li>Lightweight form of data-exchange that is easily parsed and legible </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the JavaScript language but is language independent (can be used with Java, C#, C++, C, Python, Perl, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming widely used in various technologies (Confluence, Flickr, Google code) </li></ul>www.customware.net
  12. 12. Mashups – Integrating the Internet www.customware.net
  13. 13. Advantages of Mashups <ul><li>Lower hosting costs (as content is not hosted locally, capability of delegating data processing to the user through AJAX) </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidates relevant data </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic content </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Simple and fast integration of many data sources and functionality </li></ul>www.customware.net
  14. 14. Questions? www.customware.net
  15. 15. Resources <ul><li>Contact Details </li></ul><ul><li>Name: Bo Wang </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Homepage: http:// www.customware.net/repository/display/~bo.wang </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Slides: http:// www.customware.net/repository/display/WikiWednesday </li></ul><ul><li>JSON: http://www.json.org </li></ul><ul><li>Atlassian Confluence: http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/ </li></ul>www.customware.net
  16. 16. Thank You www.customware.net Australia - United States - Malaysia - New Zealand - Singapore

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