XWiki: Collaborative web applications the wiki way

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  • 1. Collaborative Web Applications the wiki way Anca Luca November <Web />, Iasi, 21 nov 2009
  • 2. What is a wiki? « A wiki is a software for managing the content of a website by making all its pages freely and easily modifiable by all its users. Wikis are used to enable collaboration on writing documents with minimal constraints. » (Wikipedia) ● web environment ● easy linking ● wiki syntax ● versioning system ● built for collaboration than for presentation
  • 3. How is XWiki special then? eXtensible enterprise Wiki Platform
  • 4. XWiki is an enterprise wiki ● Why wiki in enterprise? ● to improve collaboration on the enterprise knowledge and manage it in a dynamic, interlinked way, easily accessible for everyone in the team according to their interest ● Special needs in the enterprise ● Organization, access, security ● Integration with enterprise tools ● Rich editing and presentational features ● Multiple content types management ● Extensibility for dedicated purposes
  • 5. XWiki Features
  • 6. Organized and accessible information ● Documents with comments and attachments organized in spaces and hierarchies ● Tags, parent documents, backlinks, statistics ● Search in documents, attachments, tags, with ranking and advances queries ● Versioning of documents and attachments ● Export and import of XWiki documents archives for transport or backup
  • 7. Security ● Fine grained access rules (per space, page, actions, groups, ...) ● LDAP / Active Directory integration
  • 8. Multi-Polyglotism ● Multiple wiki Syntaxes ● XWiki 1.0, new XWiki 2.0 ● Confluence, TWiki, Creole, JSPWiki, etc ● Multiple user languages ● 21 languages as of today ● easy to manage document translations ● Multiple scripting languages ● Velocity, Groovy, Ruby, Jython, PHP
  • 9. Rich Content Management ● Wide range of syntax macros ● table of contents, footnotes, LaTeX formulae, charts, RSS etc ● Extensible macros ● Advanced WYSIWYG editor ● full integration with the wiki syntax, rendered macros ● Office and Excel documents import ● Professional PDF export ● advanced formatting preserved, title page and table of contents automatically generated
  • 10. Customizable Look & Feel
  • 11. Customizable Look & Feel
  • 12. Custom document metadata & view
  • 13. Custom document metadata & view
  • 14. And more... ● Comprehensive changes notifications by email ● Invitation manager ● Statistics ● WebDAV access ● Extensible rendering of valid XHTML ● Job Scheduler ● Activity stream plugin ● ...
  • 15. For the future ● WCAG validity ● Annotations on documents ● Real-time WYSIWYG editing ● OpenID Authentication ● Open Social integration ● Extensions manager ● P2P synchronized wikis (XWiki Concerto) ● ...
  • 16. XWiki: eXtensible wiki
  • 17. XWiki is an application wiki ● WAAP = Wiki as a platform ● structure ● programming ● development of situational applications
  • 18. Structured data Class editor Object editor
  • 19. XWiki - scripting ● Scripts are written in XWiki documents ● Velocity, Groovy, Ruby, Jython, PHP ● Applications are built in the browser ● Also, server side extensions
  • 20. XWiki Application Tools ● XWiki API ● Skin extensions and JavaScript extensions ● Builtin macros to display your custom data ● e.g. the livetable ● Export tools to distribute your XWiki Application ● Color Theme editor to create your custom XWiki theme
  • 21. XWiki Applications: Blog
  • 22. XWiki Applications: Meeting Manager
  • 23. XWiki Applications: Forum
  • 24. XWiki Applications: Task Manager
  • 25. How do I get XWiki?
  • 26. XWiki is an Open Source project ● LGPL licence ● Download from http://www.xwiki.org ● Development process in the open: ● Sources at http://svn.xwiki.org (15 active committers) ● Bug tracker at http://jira.xwiki.org ● Mailing lists at devs@xwiki.org (370 members), users@xwiki.org (577 members)
  • 27. XWiki SAS is a Service Company ● Founded in 2004 ● 26 Employees in France, Romania, Sri Lanka 10 of them in the Iasi office! ● International research projects 2 finished, 1 running, 1 to be started ● Clients in Europe and the US: EMC, AFP, Mandriva, Aelia, Curriki, Socracy, ... ● 25K downloads/month .. more on http://www.xwiki.com
  • 28. XWiki SAS Services Support Consultance Production and development Collaboration = 20% technique support + 80% human Development Take advantage of our Hosting expertise to build the Take advantage of the usage, perfect solution for you free yourself from constraints Formation All formations for all profiles
  • 29. Q & A
  • 30. Thank you!