Confluence vs. TWiki

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Confluence vs. TWiki

  1. 1. Confluence vs. TWiki
  2. 2. What We Need?• Knowledge sharing – TWiki fit well• Collaboration – TWiki somehow can cover• Easy to use – TWiki has WYSIWYG editor but it’s buggy, sometime might break page format completely – Most of our engineer use “Raw Edit” to keep page format – What about people that don’t know Wiki Markup?• Link with other system – JIRA? Code Review? Document Storage? SVN?
  3. 3. What We Can Do With TWiki?• Project Wiki Page• Project Technical Sharing• Project Process Documentation• Technical Guideline
  4. 4. What We Can Do MORE With Confluence?• Division Portal/Dashboard linked with JIRA• Project Portal/Dashboard linked with JIRA• MORE and EASIER technical sharing – Personal Blogging – Knowledge Sharing for non-technical person• Know more on Wiki usage statistics• Centralize dashboard linked with other applications: JIRA, Crucible, Subversion, Alfresco…
  5. 5. TWiki vs. Confluence TWiki ConfluencePermission Controlled through internal group Controlled through LDAP Can apply to Web Apply to Space, Page Cannot apply per project if (using Page for project) User cannot see list of Space that they User can see list of Web that they don’t have access don’t have accessEditor Rich Text Editor Rich Text Editor Wiki Markup Wiki Markup (removed in 4.0) Built-in macro Built-in macro (can add more via Don’t have built-in layout, need to layout via HTML extension) tag Have built-in layout template (1, 2, 3- Prevent Concurrent Editor columns) Advance Table Editor Concurrent Editor (but sometime mess up)VersioningNotifications Email Email (easy to configure than TWiki) RSS RSS Recent Updates gadgets http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiPresentations http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/features/
  6. 6. TWiki vs. Confluence TWiki ConfluenceDiscussion Comment (need plugin and macro inside Comment page) Personal BloggingTag Via plugin Built-in featureSearching Simple (sometime cannot find content) Powerful (can search inside attachment)Office Integration N/A Can view PowerPoint, Excel, Word inside a PageSocial Networking Via Plugin or Enterprise Support User can have Personal Space Can form networking by “Adding Friends” Status Updates (like Twitter/Facebook)Integration JIRA (via database plugin) JIRA Fisheye & Crucible (via database plugin) Fisheye & Crucible Alfresco Alfresco (plugin) OSQA (via RSS plugin) OSQA (RSS) SVN (web links) SVN (web links) SharePoint

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