The Venus aggregator is a Python program which will read in a list of RSS feeds and generate an HTML stream-of-news page that displays the posts, most recent first. Planet Fox (http://www.tedroche.com/planetfox/) uses the list of blogging FoxPro folks posted to the FoxPro Wiki as its source. Add yourself to the Wiki and your posts will appear in the aggregator. Thanks to one of Planet Fox’s regular readers for pointing out that Jim Nelson’s great PEMEditor blog was not on the list; it turned out the Wiki post incorrectly listed the location of the RSS feed. I’ve updated that manually, and you can see Jim’s posts.
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The topic of the month is Wikis. “Wiki Wiki!” is Hawaiian for “quick, quick!” and is a pattern of presenting a read-write web site. There are more variations and implementations than grains of sand in the universe. but we’ll look at a couple of them, specifically:
- Twiki, written in Perl, running gnhlug.org (http://twiki.org)
- MediaWiki, written in PHP, storage in MySQL, which runs Wikipedia.org (http://mediawiki.org)
- Dokuwiki, also in PHP (http://www.dokuwiki.org/)
- Redmine, written in Ruby, which includes a wiki module. (http://www.redmine.org/)
We’ll talk a little bit about the range of markup languages, the technology behind the wiki, the social and community aspects of how a wiki works (or doesn’t), and how Free/Open Source has played into the success of wikis.
Recommended Reading: “The Wiki Way, Quick Collaboration on the Web” by Ward Cunningham (inventor of the wiki) and Bo Leuf, Addison-Wesley, 2001, ISBN 0-201-71499-X and http://wiki.org/. We’ll have a copy there for your browsing.
Comments from other members suggest we might also want to look at:
Wikipedia’s entry on Wikis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki_software and
a list of software with comparisons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wikis
My most active Wiki experience: http://fox.wikis.com (Not open source, either in implementations nor base language).