Wiki: Web Collaboration

Overview

Wikis provide a basis for many applications in the area of collaborative work and have become a serious alternative to expensive content management systems. In this book, the authors explore wiki philosophy and functions, and explain basic controls and components. The book includes a step-by-step guide to the installation and configuration of the wiki-clones MediaWiki,TWiki and Confluence, along with a realistic tutorial based on collaborative planning for a conference.

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Overview

Wikis provide a basis for many applications in the area of collaborative work and have become a serious alternative to expensive content management systems. In this book, the authors explore wiki philosophy and functions, and explain basic controls and components. The book includes a step-by-step guide to the installation and configuration of the wiki-clones MediaWiki,TWiki and Confluence, along with a realistic tutorial based on collaborative planning for a conference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540351504
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 8/18/2008
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 483
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Anja Ebersbach is an information scientist. She is a university and technical college instructor, and is also active as a freelance IT trainer. She is working on her dissertation on the topic of "Wikis as Tools of Scientific Work."

Markus Glaser, also an information scientist, primarily works as a web and application programmer, where he specializes in MediaWiki and TWiki systems.

Dr. Richard Heigl, a historian, works as a freelance instructor, IT trainer and moderator of large group seminars. He is primarily occupied with the planning and moderation of wiki projects.

Alexander Warta, information scientist, is a doctoral candidate employed at Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. He is a specialist for the wiki software Confluence.

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Preface.- Wiki!?.- The Wiki Concept.- Our First Wiki: MediaWiki.- The Installation.- First Steps.- The Core Functions of MediaWiki.- Formatting.- Multi-Page Structures.- Components: the Function Pages.- Administration.- Extensions.- Life in MediaWiki.- TWiki, the Jack of all Trades.- Installing TWiki.- Working with TWiki.- Formatting in TWiki.- Searching in TWiki.- Structured Data with Forms.- Installing TWiki.- Administering TWiki.- Designing a TWiki..- TWiki as a Project Kit.- Preliminary Thoughts: What is a Project?.- Conceptual Phase: Collecting Ideas and Outlining the Project.- Composing the Project Plan.- Preparing for your Event.- Executing and Documenting an Event.- Go with the Flow: Confluence.- Installing Confluence.- Overview.- Formatting.- Organization.- Settings.- Tools with a Future.- Technical Challenges.- A few Wiki Projects.- The Art of “Sowing” Wikis.- Social Perspectives.

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