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XWiki: wiki collaboration as an alternative to Confluence and Sharepoint


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XWiki: wiki collaboration as an alternative to Confluence and Sharepoint

  1. 1. XWiki Wiki Collaboration as an alternative to Confluence or Sharepoint Vincent Massol, December 2017
  2. 2. Main differentiators • XWiki: • Open source and community-based development • Highly configurable (can be done in the wiki directly) • Structured data as a built-in feature • Ability for non-developers to create small applications
  3. 3. X W I K I
  4. 4. Open Source Reduced lock-in XWiki: Community-based dev (own Governance) Lots of add-ons Community Support Ability to make modifications (and fix issues) No license cost but must contribute in exchange (code, finance)
  5. 5. Configurability - UI
  6. 6. Configurability - Themes
  7. 7. Configurability - Skin Can be done on filesystem or in wiki pages!
  8. 8. Configurability - UIXP Allow to augment the UI without touching the skin 
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  9. 9. Configurability - UIXP
  10. 10. Configurability - Architect. Component-based development Any part of XWiki can be modified Attachments saved in S3 In-house permission system Custom Search Server Example
  11. 11. Configurability - Extensions • Forum • Meeting Manager • Calendar • Publication Workflow • FAQ
  12. 12. Structured Data Structure defined in a wiki page! And view and edit displayers too!
  13. 13. Structured Data Act on the data, e.g. Filtered live table
  14. 14. Creating your Apps Easily create small applications Wizard to get started Non-developers can use it for simple apps
  15. 15. Creating your Apps For more complex apps, benefit from all the APIs
  16. 16. If there’s only one thing to remember XWiki is the perfect wiki whenever you need a collaborative web site fitting your custom needs. Standard wiki Custom collab. site Start Evolve to, when needed
  17. 17. Feedbacks I looked at a number of wiki projects to use at work (we are replacing mediawiki) and XWiki was easily ahead of the others. It also won out over Confluence which I guess many people would see as the class- leading "enterprise wiki". 10+ years of experience w/ @confluence & I must say, I'm hard pressed to find anything that I need there, that @XWiki does not provide. Overall   * Comparable in functionality to Confluence  * Vast set of extensions   * Flexible and mature extension APIs   * Active and responsive community   * Written in most popular programming language: Java   * Healthy project architecture and development process   * Focus on quality   We have used several opensource wiki systems, but in terms of ease of configuration, support and functionality - XWiki is the ultimate winner   I've been looking for an open source wiki with rich text editing. In some ways it's the OpenOffice replacement for Sharepoint.
  18. 18. Q&A Me
  19. 19. Vincent Massol skype: vmassol