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An Introduction to RAC Knowledge Wiki


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An Introduction to RAC Knowledge Wiki

  1. 1. An Introduction to RAC Knowledge Wiki Jarod Wang RAC Development February 20th, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What’s a Wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>RAC Knowledge Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>TWiki Features & Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Structure of a TWiki Page </li></ul><ul><li>Creating New Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Editing Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly Used Formatting </li></ul><ul><li>More Formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Existing RAC-related Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s a Wiki? <ul><li>“ A Wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language.“ – Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia </li></ul>
  4. 4. RAC Knowledge Wiki <ul><li>http:// siku . oraclecorp .com/bin/view/Knowledge/RAC </li></ul><ul><li>Created in August 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Created on internal Siku website, originates from Chinese characters “ 四库” or “ 思库” </li></ul><ul><li>Created in the Knowledge “ 集” category </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Perl-based TWiki as wiki software </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as an index of all RAC-related wiki pages created by CDC RAC Development team members </li></ul>
  5. 5. TWiki Features & Applications <ul><li>Builds on the original wiki concept and adds a number of features that make it very useful in a business environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Pages are fully revision controlled, so a record of every change to every page is kept </li></ul><ul><li>The look-and-feel is highly configurable, through use of templates </li></ul><ul><li>Plug-ins </li></ul><ul><li>A whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>A document repository </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative authoring environment </li></ul><ul><li>A notebook </li></ul><ul><li>A chat room </li></ul><ul><li>A project management system </li></ul><ul><li>A tracking tool </li></ul><ul><li>( truth is, we don't really know its limits! ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Structure of a TWiki Page <ul><li>TWiki pages are usually organized into three parts: </li></ul><ul><li>A header </li></ul><ul><li>A body </li></ul><ul><li>A footer </li></ul><ul><li>The header and the footer are generated by the system </li></ul><ul><li>The body contains the text of the page, as entered by you </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  7. 7. Creating New Pages <ul><li>Registration with your email address and WikiName </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative ways to create new page: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the question mark after a WikiWord </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Create New Topic” on the sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the name of the topic in the URL </li></ul><ul><li>Any time you try to visit a page that doesn't exist, TWiki will invite you to create it </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the names of topics are always WikiWord </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  8. 8. Editing Pages <ul><li>Click the “Edit” link on the upper right corner of a page </li></ul><ul><li>You've clicked the edit link, and an edit page has appeared. But it doesn’t look much like what was on the page before - it's full of strange hieroglyphics! </li></ul><ul><li>The hieroglyphics are what's known as &quot;Twiki Markup&quot; or &quot;formatting&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>They are a really simple way of telling the browser how you want the page to look </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  9. 9. Commonly Used Formatting <ul><li>---+ indicates a heading. Add more +'s for a deeper heading. </li></ul><ul><li>%TOC% will insert a table of contents </li></ul><ul><li>A blank line gives a paragraph break </li></ul><ul><li>Text in stars *like this* looks like this </li></ul><ul><li>Text in underscores _like this_ looks like this </li></ul><ul><li>Text in equals signs =like this= looks like this </li></ul><ul><li>Bulleted lists use three spaces followed by an asterisk (*) at the start of the line. The depth of the bullet is given by the number of spaces, in multiples of three </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Formatting <ul><li>Internal and external URL </li></ul><ul><li><verbatim> and </verbatim> </li></ul><ul><li>Table </li></ul><ul><li>Attachment (up to 1024 KB) </li></ul><ul><li>Icons </li></ul><ul><li>http:// siku . oraclecorp .com/bin/view/ TWiki / TextFormattingRules </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul>
  11. 11. Existing RAC-related Pages <ul><li>http:// siku . oraclecorp .com/bin/view/Knowledge/RAC </li></ul><ul><li>http:// dbdev </li></ul><ul><li>http:// globaldc perl / twiki /view/ RACGuides / WebHome </li></ul><ul><li>ShipHomeSaga </li></ul><ul><li>IPMI </li></ul><ul><li>CTSS </li></ul><ul><li>ATM </li></ul><ul><li>Workloads </li></ul><ul><li>Scripts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q&A Feedback, questions, and supplement welcomed